This property controls the state of the state of an Input Method Editor (IME) for user text entry fields. An IME is used in Asian languages to assist in the creation of characters from a large character set, using an entry device that contains only a small subset or an entirely different set of characters than the larger character set.
auto: No change is made to the current IME entry mode. This value has the same effect as not specifying the 'ime-mode' property. active: The IME is initially enabled. All characters are then entered by default through the IME unless the user manually disables the IME. inactive: The IME is initially disabled. The user may manually activate the IME. deactivated: The IME is initially disabled and cannot be manually activated for the current field.