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Old 08-29-2004, 06:49 AM   #16
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my browser, IE, can't display the chinese you,chinamen, just posted.
however, i can see the earlier NiHao.
also, have you tried scim yet?
i think i am going to try that this afternoon.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 06:55 AM   #17
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Is your encoding set to GB 2312?

I tried fcitx first because the instructions seemed more clear, and
there was less to install than with scim. Right now I hate Linux,
because too many things don't work right, and it is so much trouble
and takes so much time to get something simple to work.

I will probably try next week. Right now I am running CAT5 cable
from the third floor to the second floor to get my wife on our
network. And the nails keep breaking. There are no wood walls
here, just concrete and steel.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 07:02 AM   #18
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yea, that's a major problem with linux.
don't you even heard of apt-get or yum?
they makes it way easier to install linux.
you might want to look into them.
what i am going to do is try scim and see how it goes.

for your wife's computer, why don't ya just use Wireless Networking?
it will save you lots of time!
If you going to change your mind, B series and G series doesn't really matter.
i have a B series wifi card that i got off ebay around 18 dollar works great in my house.
transfer speed is same as using CAT5 cable connection
 
Old 08-29-2004, 08:53 AM   #19
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Apt-get and yum aren't designed for Slackware. It's not getting
the programs that's the problem. I followed all the instructions for fcitx
exactly. I copied and pasted. And it still does not work correctly. It
screwed up my desktop background, and Fluxbox. Flux won't even
load any more. The problem in Linux is the people who write the
documentation can't write properly. They usually leave out steps. It
seems that instead of taking notes as they go, they try to remember
what they did later on, and it's usually not right.

I don't know how it was in Guangzhou, or wherever you lived, but
here our homes are all concrete and steel. You would have to see
our house. We had my wife's comp on the first floor, but the cable
would have to be over 60 meters. It's much shorter where we now
have it on the second floor.

I don't want wireless. That's just another thing to try to configure
in Linux that would be problems. I read posts all the time where
people can't get wireless to work. It would have to travel a strange
route to get around the concrete and steel from my office on the
3rd floor to the comp on the 2nd floor. Might not work.

Also, wireless is very unsecure. People can hack your network real
easy if you use wireless. The neighbors can scan and use your
connection. A lot of problems. Thanks for the suggestions, though.

I'll be checking to see how you do with scim. Tomorrow I'll have to
remove fcitx and fix what it screwed up in my Slackware OS. I don't
want to use KDE - I'm happy with Fluxbox - and it didn't work right
in Open Office in KDE, either. You can look at the screenshot I posted
the link to and see that they display when I entered "ni" was wrong,
and I could not scroll it to the right for more choices.

I think Linux is mostly still just a hobby kit, unless you want to spend all
your time reading and hacking just to get simple things to work. I'm
tired of spending all my time reading and searching and configuring
over and over to get things to work, that just work in Windoze -
even though I hate Micro$loth, and Windoze!
 
Old 08-29-2004, 07:50 PM   #20
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http://www.linuxfans.org/nuke/module...wtopic&t=81971


I hope it could help you. Good luck.

Note:
Redoffice almost the same as OO

Last edited by mking007; 08-29-2004 at 08:03 PM.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 08:01 PM   #21
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and more, I don't know if you install from RPM package, If so ,there will be more problem, install OO from Official install package is recommended. The official OO Chinese version install package can download here:

http://zh.openoffice.org/downloads_gb.html#linux
 
Old 08-29-2004, 08:29 PM   #22
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Quote:
Originally posted by mking007
http://www.linuxfans.org/nuke/modul...pic&t=81971


I hope it could help you. Good luck.

Note:
Redoffice almost the same as OO

and more, I don't know if you install from RPM package, If so ,there will be more problem, install OO from Official install package is recommended. The official OO Chinese version install package can download here:

http://zh.openoffice.org/downloads_gb.html#linux
We're looking for a Chinese Input Method Editor for Linux,
not a Chinese office program. We're running English OS, not
Chinese OS.

Thanks, though. ;-)
 
Old 08-30-2004, 10:25 PM   #23
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Chinese Input Programs????

Hi,

I'm surprised Chinaman, you said in an earlier post in this thread that "Right now I hate Linux,
because too many things don't work right, and it is so much trouble
and takes so much time to get something simple to work."

So why on earth did you choose Slackware? It is well known as a distribution for those who like to do things manually - so you have to put the time and effort in to make it work properly...Mandrake 10? A lot easier to set up etc. but can be buggy at times. Why not try Fedora Core? I got both fcitx and scim working on that just fine, not to mention very quickly with not much effort either. You just have to be aware of your locale settings etc. And make sure you download/install stable versions too - I once tried a development version of fcitx and it was a bit limited in its use. I find the inputs supplied with xcin, zhcon, jmcce, chinput, fcitx & scim to be quite good (I can even input with Cantonese romanisation, which I never found in W2K or XP Pro)...

If you don't enjoy having to tinker with the settings then maybe Linux isn't for you. Stick with Windows, but then again remember to keep your anti-virus & spyware apps up-to-date!

cheers,

jdw
 
Old 08-30-2004, 10:55 PM   #24
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If you know so much then why don't you spend your time posting a HOW-TO?
 
Old 08-30-2004, 11:01 PM   #25
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grow up. not my fault you were picked on at school...
 
Old 08-30-2004, 11:09 PM   #26
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Didn't think you'd be able to do so...
 
Old 08-30-2004, 11:18 PM   #27
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Look, I only posted what I did because you were attacking open source software without really understanding what it is about...and I just made the point that if you don't like tinkering with it, if you want it to work straight out of the box, then it isn't really what you are looking for. And, yes, I could make a HOW-TO but it would take a lot more time than quickly putting in some helpful advice in LQ Forum. Btw, you have listed yourself as "GURU", is that for real???
 
Old 08-31-2004, 08:55 PM   #28
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chinaman

I'm using OO 1.1.2. I've posted a screenshot of an OOo window when I try to use fcitx.
Maybe you can tell me what the problem is...the screenshot is here ->
https://www.cotse.net/users/servants...x_screenie.png

When I type ni in Pinyin it gives me some funny choices, as you can see on the screenshot. [/B]

HI, there is nothing wrong with your fcitx, u just use Wubi as your input method. change it to Pinyin and u can input Chinese by Pinyin. All u should do is just click the icon with your mouse.


http://mking007.51.net/linux/others/fcitx.png

It's too hard to draw an arrow on that picture
 
Old 08-31-2004, 09:00 PM   #29
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Quote:
Originally posted by tricky_linux
my browser, IE, can't display the chinese you,chinamen, just posted.
however, i can see the earlier NiHao.
also, have you tried scim yet?
i think i am going to try that this afternoon.


U can't brows chinese by IE becouse U IE can't support Chinese. If u want your browser display chinese correctly , first ,u have chinese fonts on your computer, 2nd,u must set your browser's encode to GB2312.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 09:04 PM   #30
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Re: Chinese Input Programs????

Quote:
Originally posted by JDW
Hi,

I find the inputs supplied with xcin, zhcon, jmcce, chinput, fcitx & scim to be quite good (I can even input with Cantonese romanisation, which I never found in W2K or XP Pro)...



jdw

God, give me a snapshoot. Are u in Hongkong?
 
  


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