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I have been trying to access a BBS in traditional Chinese for a while. I'm using RXvt to telnet in. I have been able to get into the BBS and the characters display fine. However, when I try to actually input Chinese, nothing happens. I can do Chinese input in other programs： 中文也可以在Mozilla Firebird裡面輸入 (I can even do Chinese input in Mozilla Firebird), but I can't in RXvt. When I hit ctrl+space, the cursor turns to a hollow square, but I don't get the little blue Chinese input indicator.
I'm using Mandrake 9.1; the problem is persistent in KDE and Gnome. Does anyone have any idea what's going on?
I don't think it's a font problem. The BBS itself displays fine, and RXvt is displaying the characters with no problems. I don't think it's a display problem, but a problem on the input side. I'm unable to get the Chinese input system to kick in under RXvt. Can anyone help?
This leads to a second set of very newbie-ish questions. The author of the howto mentions the Bash shell, Tcsh shell and "$HOME/.inputrc file for setup lists as follows:". I think I understand Bash -- that's the normal shell when I use a terminal program, right? But what is Tsch, and what does "$HOME/.inputrc file for setup lists as follows:" mean?
Finally, has anyone actually used the method described on that page to do Chinese input under RXvt in Mandrake? I assume everything should work the same as in Red Hat, but I don't want to go screwing up my system any more than absolutely necessary.
Please help. I'm supposed to be responding to several different messages on a BBS, but I can't until I get Chinese input going.
MDK 9.1's RXvt has a bug. Change the following to get Chinese input:
Look at /usr/bin/X11/crxvt, line 209. Change the contents to read something like @im=$XIM-zh_TW.
In addition, if you'd like to use telnet to connect to a BBS, please add a -L, e.g.: telnet -L bbs.sayya.org.
You can imagine how happy I was when I saw this. I changed line 209 then rebooted, and adding a -L to the command, everything worked fine! Yay! I'm now able to do Chinese input with no problem on RXvt.
Thanks again to all who helped. I'm a happy camper.
p.s. Yes, this is a duplicate of a post I put up elsewhere, but if someone else has the same problem in the future, I wanted to make it easier for them to find the solution.