<!-- TITLE: KB-SYS-00002: Configuration of Input Methods --> <!-- SUBTITLE: Configuring Input Methods in AOSC OS Desktop Environments --> Several input method engines are available for use with AOSC OS: - Fcitx, [homepage](https://fcitx-im.org/). - IBus, [homepage](https://github.com/ibus/ibus/wiki). - SCIM, [homepage](https://github.com/scim-im). # Installing an Input Method To install an input method framework and its input method plugins, use `sudo apt install` to install one of the following packages... - Fcitx, `fcitx-base`. - IBus, `ibus-base`. - SCIM, `scim-base`. # Activating an Input Method To activate a specific input method engine for the current user, run the following command as the **current user**: ``` $ imchooser ${IM} ``` `${IM}` here could be any of the following values: - `fcitx`, for Fcitx. - `ibus`, for IBus. - `scim`, for SCIM. Finally, re-login for the changes to take effect.