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Old 01-26-2005, 04:55 AM   #1
denning
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Chinese input


Could someone point to a good howto (specifically for slackware) or tell me howto install a package to allow me to input chinese via hanyu pinyin?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
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One of the easiest way of getting Chinese support in Slackware is to install CLE (Chinese Linux Extension), it's very famous in Taiwan.

Homepage: (If you can read Chinese)
http://cle.linux.org.tw/

Slackware packages:
http://cle.linux.org.tw/Slackware/

P.S. You don't need to install all packages if you just want to view/input Chinese, install all packages will localize your Slackware. You can read install-en.txt for more information.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 11:08 AM   #3
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Is there any Russian extension???
 
Old 01-26-2005, 11:29 AM   #4
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try scim.
for both pinyin & russian.

Last edited by esteeven; 01-26-2005 at 11:32 AM.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 11:59 AM   #5
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wow! thanks nnsg! following those instructions should be a no-brainer!

i was afraid that setting up chinese input would be impossibly hard. I was wrong.

hehe, now i can use slackware for all my needs!
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:24 AM   #6
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I'm a Chinese myself. I remember, back in 1997, when I started to use Linux, setup Chinese environment under Slackware is really a nightmare... with CLE, it's just a install.sh away. CLE is really a great project.

(IMHO, for "out of the box" Chinese support, Mandrake is the best. )
 
Old 01-27-2005, 09:59 AM   #7
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Where can I find scim? I have no it installed by default.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 01:19 PM   #8
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hmmm...mandrake seems to be going in the right direction supporting chinese input out of the box, but I am a die-hard slacker.

I tried installpkg libtabe and xcin and systempatch but xcin wouldn't work. Said I need to set the locale of DEFINE_IM...

I will post up the message once I get to my linux box again.

But i was doing this on CURRENT, so maybe that's the problem. NExt time, I will try it on 10.0 and install it by install.sh. I assume that script does everything so no further configuration is necessary?
 
Old 01-28-2005, 05:06 AM   #9
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Just happen to have a fresh install Slackware 10 box around.

I su to root, run install.sh, then select a, b and p. Logout and login again, startx and I can input Chinese with pinyin.

Not sure about if this version of CLE will work in -current or not.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 05:37 AM   #10
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In my opinion, it is better to stay with debian and redhat/fedora if you want ok i18n support.

For people who need more than one kind of chinese and english, CLE is not sufficient.
 
Old 01-29-2005, 03:46 PM   #11
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Chinese input

Hi All,

I installed scim packages from source (available at SCIM (thanks for the link suzhe! ) on my Slacktop (Slackware 10), it was very easy and works very well...SCIM allows you to type any other language in the same document much the same way as windows can...including both Trad and Simplified Chinese, with a good variety of input methods incl. Cangjie, Smart Pinyin and Cantonese...

Highly recommended for i18n input in Slackware!

cheers,

jdw
 
Old 02-23-2005, 03:16 AM   #12
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SCIM

JDW,

How do you install scim? Do i need to download scim; scim-chinese; scim-pinyin;scim-tables, etc? any other sources i need to download and install?

What order do i install them in?

Thanks.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 09:25 AM   #13
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OK, so i need to install scim and scim-chinese/pinyin.

I just had a brilliant flash. The hardest part of setting up chinese input is dealing with the locales. I am gonna try installing KDE & KDEI, and then startx with chinese. THat should deal with all the locale mumbo jumbo. That just leaves me with compiling and installing scim and scim-chinese. Hopefully it will work. So far i got scim running, but i can't seem to select Chinese input. Will give an update once I've given this a shot.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 08:17 PM   #14
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you can use fcitx too.

I am using fcitx on slackware-current.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 10:18 PM   #15
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Um, interesting links, and I'm rather hoping somebody can help me solve one of the few remaining reasons why I need to keep Windows on at least one of my systems....

SCIM ha nihongo ga nainda yo.... daigaku de benkyoushitemasu kara, nihongo de kakanakucha ikenai. And unfortunately, I can't just use romaji in an essay. Anybody have a decent suggestion of where I can go for Japanese input support? Slack/KDE displays the kanji/hirgana/katakana no problem, but I need to type in it, too.

At least I can use character map and scan codes for French, Spanish, and German.
 
  


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