Traditional Chinese Solaris User's Guide

Input Method Server Basic Properties

The Traditional Chinese Solaris operating environment starts the htt input method server automatically when you start the Solaris operating environment in a locale that requires an input method. htt continues to run and service applications that are started and connected to it. If you need to restart htt, refer to "How and When htt Is Started," on page 15.

So each Traditional Chinese Solaris application that uses htt for Traditional Chinese character input typically finds htt running when it starts. To get htt's service for language input, htt should be running before an application is started. If an application does not find htt running when it starts, that application may not be able to get the input service even if htt is started later.

Three htt Processes

The input method server comprises three related programs (htt_props, htt, and htt_server) processes running together. One process controls the input method server properties, another controls the population of the input method server (that is, a "watch dog" 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_props and htt_server are started automatically.