The Simplified Chinese Solaris Operating System starts the IM server automatically when you start the Simplified Chinese in a locale that requires an input method. The IM server continues to run and service applications that are started and connected to it.
Simplified Chinese Solaris applications that use the IM server for Simplified Chinese character input typically find the IM server running when they start. To user the IM server's service for language input, the IM server should be running before an application is started. If the IM server is not running when an application is started, the application might not be able to get the input service even if IM server is started later.
The input method server comprises three related processes running together. The processes are htt, htt_xbe, and htt_server. One process controls the input method server properties, another controls the population of the input method server (that is, a “watchdog” process), and the third handles input methods of clients.
Usually, you don't need to know the details of these three processes. When htt is started, htt_xbe and htt_server are started automatically.
The following figure shows a typical application display when using the htt input method.