IBus 1.5.18 is now released and it’s available in in Fedora 28
# dnf update ibus
Also it’s available in Fedora Copr for Fedora 27.
This release extends IBus Emojier to show Unicode list or type Unicode names besides emoji:
- When you open “Open Unicode choice” on the Emojier category list, Unicode name list is open
- Can type either emoji annotations or Unicode name to find a character
- Can launch IBus Emojier with Ctrl-Shift-e in GNOME and Plasma desktop too
- PageUp, PageDown, Ctrl-Shift-n, Ctrl-Shift-p keys are available to shift pages on Unicode name list
Since the dialog works likes IME lookup window, Space key is assigned to select the next candidate characters. So to insert a space in Unicode names, Shift-space key is used on Emojier. E.g. “a with grave”.
Currently when the IBus is started, only the emoji data is loaded. When the emojier is launched at the first time in every session, the Unicode data is loaded.
The emoji data is about 10MB and the Unicode data is about 15MB.
If you have plenty memories, you can load the Unicode data at the IBus start time too with gsettings command.
% gsettings list-schemas | grep ibus | grep emoji
% gsettings list-keys org.freedesktop.ibus.panel.emoji
% gsettings get org.freedesktop.ibus.panel.emoji load-emoji-at-startup
% gsettings get org.freedesktop.ibus.panel.emoji load-unicode-at-startup
% gsettings set org.freedesktop.ibus.panel.emoji load-unicode-at-startup true
% ibus restart
Unfortunately the screencast always stopped suddenly in GNOME Wayland with Ctrl-Shift-Alt-r so I used XFCE4 desktop for the demo above.