Nimf input tool

Nimf is an input tool for Unix-like environments.

Nimf provides:

  • Input Method Server:
    • nimf
  • Settings tool:
    • nimf-settings
  • Virtual keyboard driver:
    • nimf-forward
  • Console input method:
    • nimf-cim
  • Languages:
    • System keyboard
    • Chinese
    • Japanese (based on anthy)
    • Korean
    • Old Hungarian
    • Ukrainian
    • Other various languages (based on m17n)
  • Service Modules:
    • Indicator (based on appindicator)
    • NIM (Nimf Input Method)
    • XIM (X Input Method)
    • Wayland
    • Preedit window
    • Candidate window
  • Input modules:
    • GTK+2, GTK+3, GTK 4, Qt 5, Qt 6

Lightweight

It is designed to reduce memory consumption.

Nimf allows one server to play multiple roles, reducing memory consumption.

Nimf is fast enough to be used on low-end computers and virtual machines.

Robust

Nimf has been tested numerous times in a variety of environments.

Please read the information below and refer to it for use.

  • Unfortunately, there are currently no plans to support multi-monitor, and HiDPI environments.
  • Nimf has not been tested for security, it is not recommended to use it in environments that require security.

Download

FreeBSD® 14

Download nimf-2024.01.25.pkg
Download zh-sunpinyin-3.0.0.r2.pkg

The source code of zh-sunpinyin-3.0.0.r2 is at https://github.com/sunpinyin/sunpinyin/tree/v3.0.0-rc2.
The modified source code can be downloaded by clicking sunpinyin.diff.

After downloading, install it with the command below.

% sudo pkg install ~/Downloads/nimf-2024.01.25.pkg ~/Downloads/zh-sunpinyin-3.0.0.r2.pkg

Set environment variables

After installing nimf, run nimf-settings and turn on the ‘Set environment variables’ option.
If you want to use another input method, you must turn off the ‘Set environment variables’ option.

set-environment-variables.png

Select languages

Please select the language you need.

select-languages.png

After that, log in again and you will be able to use Nimf immediately.