LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-31-2004, 10:31 PM   #31
WindozeFREE
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: east asia
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0

ooppss

Last edited by WindozeFREE; 10-19-2004 at 08:23 PM.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 11:23 PM   #32
JDW
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10, Slackware 11.0
Posts: 192

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hi,

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! )

cheers,

jdw
 
Old 08-31-2004, 11:41 PM   #33
WindozeFREE
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: east asia
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally posted by JDW
Hi,

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)

cheers,

jdw
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.

JDW - I was looking in a drawer for an address and came
across part of a thread I'd printed out where someone
posted a little "How to input in Simplified Chinese."
Get a laugh, will ya? http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=50602

Last edited by WindozeFREE; 10-19-2004 at 08:21 PM.
 
Old 08-31-2004, 11:55 PM   #34
JDW
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10, Slackware 11.0
Posts: 192

Rep: Reputation: 30
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 :-

http://cpct92.cityu.edu.hk/lshk/

for a description of Jyutping, but remember to have the webpage's encoding set to Big5...

cheers,

jdw
 
Old 09-24-2004, 12:33 PM   #35
chad2003
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
fcitx works with firefox and OOs

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
XMODIFIERS="@im=fcitx"
export XMODIFIERS
export LC_ALL=zh_CN
export LANG=zh_CN
## end of lines I added

moz_pis_startstop_scripts()
{
...


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.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 08:19 PM   #36
mking007
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: China
Distribution: Red Hat, SuSE and Novell Linux Desktop
Posts: 96

Rep: Reputation: 15
My default encoded of firefox is GBK
 
Old 11-25-2004, 02:13 PM   #37
kozaki
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: France, UE
Distribution: Arch Linux, Mandriva x86_64, Knoppix (Kaella), Ubuntu, ...
Posts: 96

Rep: Reputation: 16
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
 
Old 11-25-2004, 04:33 PM   #38
JDW
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10, Slackware 11.0
Posts: 192

Rep: Reputation: 30
Chinese Input Programs????

Hi Kozaki,

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...

Thank you for allowing my ramblings!

Cheers,

jdw
 
Old 11-25-2004, 08:20 PM   #39
mking007
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: China
Distribution: Red Hat, SuSE and Novell Linux Desktop
Posts: 96

Rep: Reputation: 15
for chinese input problem, why not visit chinese linux forum? thay have the best solutions. there's some links below:
http://www.linuxsir.org/bbs/forumdis...?s=&forumid=42
http://www.linuxfans.org

but thay are chinese sites, i hope U all can understand.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 03:44 PM   #40
JDW
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10, Slackware 11.0
Posts: 192

Rep: Reputation: 30
Agreed, but for people only just learning Chinese a site like LQ helps a lot...

jdw
 
Old 03-15-2005, 01:33 AM   #41
Jiawen
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Twin Cities, MN, US
Distribution: Mandriva -> Ubuntu
Posts: 106

Rep: Reputation: 15
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.

I have a mini-howto for getting SCIM running under Mandrake 9.2 on my website. I'm sure a lot of it isn't appropriate to your system, but it might provide some pointers.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 01:44 AM   #42
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Tupelo, MS
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 6,926

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
Jiawen,

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.

Thanks a lot for the encouragement!

-- He Ming Dao
 
Old 03-15-2005, 04:07 PM   #43
JDW
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10, Slackware 11.0
Posts: 192

Rep: Reputation: 30
Chinese Input Programs????

Hi Chinaman,

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...

jdw
 
Old 03-15-2005, 04:10 PM   #44
Bruce Hill
HCL Maintainer
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Tupelo, MS
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 6,926

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
JDW,

Good to see you're a Slacker! Which packages did you install?
I noticed there are several.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 04:18 PM   #45
JDW
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.10, Slackware 11.0
Posts: 192

Rep: Reputation: 30
Chinaman,

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!

ciao

jdw
 
  


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
Chinese input djib Debian 20 06-16-2008 02:41 AM
Chinese input denning Slackware 16 02-24-2005 01:39 AM
Chinese input Cyberian Fedora 2 02-15-2005 07:32 AM
Chinese Input Problems hegel Linux - Software 1 09-26-2003 05:31 PM
Chinese Input system awtoc123 Linux - General 2 05-27-2003 09:18 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:57 AM.

Main Menu
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
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration