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Automatically switch to English keyboard when leaving insert/replace mode in Evil of Spacemacs. And when you enter insert/replace mode again, switch to whatever input method you used last time. Especially useful when you are using other language (non-english) to write content.
(defun dotspacemacs/user-config ()
(setq shell-file-name "/bin/bash")
; set default var lang_source for ibus arg
(setq lang_source "xkb:us::eng")
; what we do when enter insert mode
(add-hook 'evil-insert-state-entry-hook
(lambda ()
(shell-command (concat "ibus engine " lang_source))))
; what we do when enter normal mode from insert mode: always change to US keyboard
(add-hook 'evil-insert-state-exit-hook
(lambda ()
(setq lang_source (shell-command-to-string "ibus engine"))
(shell-command "ibus engine xkb:us::eng")))
; what we do when enter replace mode
(add-hook 'evil-replace-state-entry-hook
(lambda ()
(shell-command (concat "ibus engine " lang_source))))
; what we do when enter normal mode from replace mode: always change to US keyboard
(add-hook 'evil-insert-state-exit-hook
(lambda ()
(setq lang_source (shell-command-to-string "ibus engine"))
(shell-command "ibus engine xkb:us::eng")
)
)
)
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@howl-anderson howl-anderson commented Jan 2, 2020

Adjust the code to your input method, see the manual of ibus command to see what's the id of you input method (in this example is rime and xkb:us::eng). Only support the ibus-based input methods.

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