gboolean gtk_im_context_delete_surrounding ( GtkIMContext* context, gint offset, gint n_chars )
Asks the widget that the input context is attached to to delete
characters around the cursor position by emitting the
GtkIMContext::delete_surrounding signal. Note that
are in characters not in bytes which differs from the usage other
In order to use this function, you should first call
gtk_im_context_get_surrounding() to get the current context, and
call this function immediately afterwards to make sure that you
know what you are deleting. You should also account for the fact
that even if the signal was handled, the input context might not
have deleted all the characters that were requested to be deleted.
This function is used by an input method that wants to make subsitutions in the existing text in response to new input. It is not useful for applications.
Offset from cursor position in chars; a negative value means start before the cursor.
Number of characters to delete.