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For Cantonese, try chinput and toggle to the "jyutping" input. google for a list/chart of how the Jyutping Cantonese romanisation works - I can't remember where I found a list but Google is your friend! )
For Cantonese, try chinput and toggle to the "jyutping" input. google for a list/chart of how the Jyutping Cantonese romanisation works - I can't remember where I found a list but Google is your friend! :o)
Thanks, but I'm only interested in Simplified Chinese. And
I don't think that Pinyin for Mandarin would be the same as
for Cantonese - that's another dialect entirely.
cool...you found my previous posts! hope they help a little, they were sort of Mandrake specific though. I think I remember reading that until recently Slackware didn't come with Chinese support built-in, but I could be very wrong on that...
mking007, I am not in HKG but lived there for a few years...try :-
for firefox and thunderbird, I need to add a few lines at the beginning of the startup script (firefox or thunderbird) like the following:
## lines I added
## end of lines I added
Also, in order to show all the chinese chars correctly without having converted into unicodes, I have to set the default encoded of firefox to gb2312 (edit->preferences->languages->default encoding). Also, the chinese fonts may be too small in firefox by default, I have to set the minimum size to 16 in order to view them confortably (the setting is in edit->preferences->fonts and colors->minimum size. Now everything works perfectly.
mathfeel & mking007 > You might want to check why your chinese words do not show, when some other do.
I have to manually shift Encoding to some Chinese one to be able to read you (不好：我的中文坏的!), when i don't have to do so to be able to read Chinaman "你好".
That's with Opera and Firefox 1.0 on Linux Mandrake with gb2312 & Big5 ttf fonts installed.
JDW > i do agree with you on what you say about some Linux distros beeing quite unusefull to some people that doesn't have the time/motivation to get it works. But still, IMHO *everyone* may get fed up at some point, and we can understand their feeling, quite well, ain't it ?
I also saw that Chinaman posted a *bunch of* posts, which IMHO clearly means you should not post something like "Stick with Windows".
Now did you manage to make xcin, zhcon, jmcce, chinput, fcitx or scim to work without having to make a special user ?
For SCIM, one might wanna check that post with nice help from Burna
Thanks for your input, yes, there can be a lot of frustration trying to set up Chinese in the variety of Linux distros available. I've been through it, it's been a long journey!
Unfortunately you need a bit of patience with these things, Linux to me is more like a quiet hobby, it's fun to tinker with things and try my hand at problem solving. Some people do not have the patience or time understandably, and for them I say Windows (or even better, MacOSX!) is a good choice for Chinese input. It's all about the choice...
I have got all those programs working at one time or another without making a special user, just by changing (albeit temporarily) the locale settings for that session to zh_CN or zh_TW, etc.
However, I find that making a special user with all these settings as default is a once off job, and it is easy when I am in my default English environment to just open up a Konsole session and log into the Chinese user there, and from there I can run open office etc. with Chinese input enabled.
That doesn't cause too much disruption. I tend to only use SCIM nowadays, it really has improved quickly over the past 12 months or so...good example of what open source software can achieve in a short time...
Chinaman, I hope you get your Chinese IME working. Like JDW, I have experience running SCIM under Mandrake. It's not terribly hard to set up -- certainly far easier (and more useful) than TwinBridge or something like that on Windows.
Or should I say Rachel -- I've checked out your pages before,
and bookmarked them for later reference. For the time being
I just use Windoze XP for Chinese Input, including the use of
Wenlin. I feel like a dog for using Micro$loth anything, but my
need to produce work is too great at this point.
I've just begun changing a lot of things on our little 5 comp
LAN, and this main workstation now has Slack-10.1. I'll maybe
try with your online helps next week or so. I start classes at
Shi Fan Da Xue on Monday, so I'll be needing Chinese input
more; and I'm not going back to the darkside. I've decided that
at some point, I've just got to throw Bill Gates unscrupulous
excuse for an operating system in the garbage and "get on
with it." Hate the decades I spent there, but hey, that's life.
Anything we can do to help you turn from the "Dark Side", we are more than willing to help! You said you are using Slackware 10.1, nowadays I have Slack 10.0 on my laptop, Chinese input works like a charm without too much fussing around, I just installed the SCIM packages from source...
I've found Slackware is very cool actually and would recommend it to anyone who has a fair understanding of the Linux basics. I use the laptop on the train on the way to work in the morning, Windowphiles stare at it thinking "what the hell is that on this guy's laptop?" because with the Baghira look etc. it looks very nice compared to stuffy ol' Windows 2000 (which I'm using at the moment at work) or something like that.
Which SCIM packages to install? Do what I did and install all of them from the SCIM Source Forge page - it can't hurt!