Scim (smart common input method) is an input method (im) platform.
this package is the gtk+ 2.x native input method module for scim. it provide a gtk+ im module with scim as the input backend. this input method module should work within all gtk+ 2.x platforms, including gtk-x11, gtk-linuxfb and gtk-directfb.
the gtk+ im module communicates with scim backend through the socket im engine module and socket front end module provided by scim-modules-socket package.
for more information about scim, please see the description of scim package.