If I try to change input method in emacs and send to some text.

buffer is read only message is shown in minibuffer.

How can I use other input method in emacs term mode?

I'm using emacs multi-term.

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Are you unable to toggle off the read-only-mode? Have you tried using the read-only-mode command? You can toggle the input method on/off using C-\, to type commands using latin letters.

I managed to get it working, check out if it is running on char-mode or line-mode, then run the term-line-mode, if it's not getting input right nor toggling the input method with C-\.

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    Is "C-\" working in term char mode? It dosen't work. it's only working in term line mode.
    – Jay Lee
    Mar 22, 2019 at 22:12
  • No, you're right, it doesn't toggle the input method in the terminal, fcitx works fine though. I'll edit the answer to correct that.
    – user21917
    Mar 22, 2019 at 22:33

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