JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0


Provides classes and interfaces for the input method framework.


Interface Summary
InputMethodRequests InputMethodRequests defines the requests that a text editing component has to handle in order to work with input methods.

Class Summary
InputContext Provides methods to control text input facilities such as input methods and keyboard layouts.
InputMethodHighlight An InputMethodHighlight is used to describe the highlight attributes of text being composed.
InputSubset Defines additional Unicode subsets for use by input methods.

Package Description

Provides classes and interfaces for the input method framework. This package enables text editing components to receive text input through input methods. Input methods are software components that let the user enter text in ways other than simple typing on a keyboard. They are commonly used to enter Japanese, Chinese, or Korean - languages using thousands of different characters - on keyboards with far fewer keys. However, the framework also supports input methods for other languages and the use of entirely different input mechanisms, such as handwriting or speech recognition.

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JavaTM 2 Platform
Standard Ed. 5.0

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