Looking for good how-to on bi-lingual computer installation
I need to setup a computer for someone who uses English and Mandarin. The applications should all appear with English locales, but there should be an easy way to toggle between English, Chinese, and pinyin input.
I have installed SCIM, but using this is very complicated. One has to open a terminal, type scim, then find the application they want to type in, right-click on a text input box, select SCIM, then go to the SCIM icon on the taskbar, select the Chinese, then go back to the text box. All that just to type! I cannot believe that it must be so complicated for bi-lingual users. There must be just a toggle button I can put on the panel so that it switches between the two languages on a mouse-click and one can type using SCIM into any application with ease. I would have thought that there would be some option, while installing Ubuntu, to choose two languages to use, and then they are both setup for easy use, out-of-the-box.