LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-14-2010, 01:06 PM   #1
digital.tradecraft
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2010
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Is there Japanese language IME available in 10.4?


I just got used to Ubuntu and was using Easy Peasy. I wanted to upgrade because I was having a few issues with EP on my EeePc 900- I went to 10.4.

I am leaving to go study abroad in Japan in about 10 days and have everything configured except the Japanese language aspect.

I went to System -> Admin -> Language Support and installed the language files, etc. After reboot, they are installed...but there is no language box or any hint at all that I can use it.

There doesn't appear to be a shortcut like ALT + SHIFT in Windows.

In the simplest terms possible (i.e. step by step), how can I be able to type Japanese in Office, Firefox, Evolution, IM, etc.?

Thank you in advance!
 
Old 05-14-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
David the H.
Bash Guru
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Osaka, Japan
Distribution: Debian sid + kde 3.5 & 4.4
Posts: 6,823

Rep: Reputation: 1957Reputation: 1957Reputation: 1957Reputation: 1957Reputation: 1957Reputation: 1957Reputation: 1957Reputation: 1957Reputation: 1957Reputation: 1957Reputation: 1957
You just need to install an input method framework and a Japanese language backend.

I've personally been using scim for the framework, but some recent comments I've read seem to indicate that it's kinda on the way out. uim is also a good option, but I personally don't like the toolbar interface much. There's also ibus, a relatively new one that looks promising, and which I believe RedHat based distros are using.

For the backend, anthy seems to be the most-used, but there's also prime and maybe one or two others. You need to install the package designed for your framework, something like scim-anthy or uim-anthy.

Once you have everything installed, you can use im-switch to set it up. This also allows you to have multiple frameworks installed and to switch between them easily.

This page has a good general rundown on linux text support:
http://www.jw-stumpel.nl/stestu.html

Edit: Whups, just noticed you said you're using Easy Peasy. I'm not sure how well this relates to such netbook systems. Hopefully it will still apply.

Last edited by David the H.; 05-14-2010 at 03:32 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] How to get Japanese IME Working with SCIM under Linux Mint(Gloria)? mejohnsn Linux - Software 4 01-25-2010 04:04 PM
Japanese language tool for GTK+ nitrousoxide82 Linux - Software 2 01-04-2009 01:02 PM
Japanese Language Files Inexactitude Linux - General 2 08-11-2008 03:36 AM
Linux Distro in Japanese Language grittyminder Linux - Distributions 4 11-28-2006 09:15 AM
Newbie - mandrake 9.1 - Japanese IME?? KooKooRoo Mandriva 2 08-27-2003 12:50 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:31 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration