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I used to be a Mandrake user. Now I moved on to Debian but I have problems with chinese input !
In Mandrake I installed chinput and it worked well. Under Debian (sid) I can see chinese caracters, but chinput doesnt work. I have tried others but again with no success...
When I start chinput it says :
Chinput Version 3.0.2 -- XIM Server
Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL)
Couldn't load /home/djib/.pyinput/usrphrase.tab. Please fix it. size or load error
Just one more question.
Is it supposed to work with all applications ? Like gaim for example ?
And you have to load the deamon before loading the program don't you ?
Eventually how can you launch the deamon automotically with your x ?
Moreover I found out that is I don't launch a program from the console I write
export LC_CTYPE=zh_CN.UTF-8; export XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM; scim -d
in, it doesn't work...
Never tried it with gaim/ICQ anything like that. I've tried it with Open Office, Koffice, Kmail, Mozilla Thunderbird etc. and it worked with all them...have a look in places like www.linuxsir.org (it's in Chinese), someone would have looked at this issue before...
I've seen a posting recently (can't remember where though) saying that you can create a .xsession file in your home directory in Debian and put in commands like "export LC_CTYPE=zh_CN.UTF-8" and "scim -d"; this should load them everytime you log in in X..never tried it myself though, so let me know if that works...
yes...a limitation of setting locale and scim from a terminal window is that those settings will only apply for anything launched from the same terminal session...that's fine for me, I don't use Chinese input all that often and that's a nice easy way to do it...you can type the export and scim instructions as above into your ~/.bashrc file if you want it to apply for everything everytime you log in...
Are you able to type file names in Chinese in OpenOffice? That was the only thing I did not figure out. I am currently trying SUSE 9.2. Its scim input setup is very easy - I did not even need to set up locales. I notice there is a file .xim in HOME directory. Does it exit in Debian? I am still learning Linux.