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ASCII or Unicode? (was best text editor for programming Python on a Mac)

On Monday, June 20, 2016 at 10:06:41 AM UTC+5:30, Rustom Mody wrote:

> I have greater horror-stories to describe if you like
> On my recent ubuntu upgrade my keyboard broke -- totally ie cant type anything.
> Here's a detailed rundown...
> Upgrade complete; reboot -- NO KEYBOARD -- Yikes
> However login works in X -- after login ... GONE
> And ttys (Ctrl-Alt-F1 etc) fine; no issue.
> <Head scratching>
> Searched around.. "Uninstall ibus" seems to be the advice... No go
> Some Unity issue it looks?
> Installed xfce (from tty)
> Again after few days (some upgrade dont remember which) keyboard broken
> Um Now what to install? gnome?? OMG!
> Created a new login... Problem gone...
> Well whats the problem?? Well whatever!!
> Finally by chance discovered that the problem was probably uim
> uim is an alternative to ibus
> I had installed it to make this work:
> https://github.com/rrthomas/pointless-xcompose
> which is aimed precisely at removing this pain:

Umm that comes across as an inversion and misrepresentation.
uim got UNINSTALLED in the upgrade
[I did it and forgot? it automatically happened?? Dont remember]
No uim; no ibus; no input method evidently