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Old 07-05-2005, 08:05 PM   #1
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Multilingual + Asian Language Support


From distrowatch.com, the Slackware section [link] http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=slackware [/link] Multilingual and Asian Language Support is not supported.

My questions is what is Multilingual and Asian Language Support...since I never install any distro that fully support Multilingual and Asian Language Support. Does it just provide easy configuration tools and utilities or user space tools such as input method to user and asian language support during installation?

Can we add both support on it by ourselve, or needs Pat to do it?

Any feedback is appreciate.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 08:54 PM   #2
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there should be an option in the kernel for that but i turned it off because i cant read and dont plan on taking the class.
 
Old 07-05-2005, 10:32 PM   #3
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It's easy enough to *get* support for asian languages. To display 'em, you will need at most a new font. If you want to input at console, it's a kernel recompile away. If you want to input in X, there's a few tools you need to install that don't come with Slack.

That said, both my desktop and my laptop are set up to type in Japanese, and are both running Slack. It wasn't even that much work, really, once I figured out how to do it. I wrote a howto that should be easily adapted to other languages if you actually want to do it: http://killerbob.ca/howto/
 
Old 07-06-2005, 07:00 PM   #4
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there should be an option in the kernel for that but i turned it off because i cant read and dont plan on taking the class.
Does that means, the Multilingual and Asian Language Support is on the kernel support, which fall in generic kernel shipped with the release? And for the input tools, which freely available from internet ?
 
Old 07-06-2005, 07:08 PM   #5
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Originally posted by killerbob
It's easy enough to *get* support for asian languages. To display 'em, you will need at most a new font. If you want to input at console, it's a kernel recompile away. If you want to input in X, there's a few tools you need to install that don't come with Slack.

That said, both my desktop and my laptop are set up to type in Japanese, and are both running Slack. It wasn't even that much work, really, once I figured out how to do it. I wrote a howto that should be easily adapted to other languages if you actually want to do it: http://killerbob.ca/howto/
I'm currently able to read and write chinese in Slackware using [link]http://www.fcitx.org/main/[/link] using environment LANG=zh_CN.gbk, but just curious perhaps it may provide better support than now...for example,

1. whenever comes to new installation, everything(system tweaks) need to redone over again...(don't know other distro also required this, I thought it supposed to more easy, right?)

2. also, switching encoding is a headache, for example chinese simplified and chinese traditional...(I still can't get it to work for both encoding)
 
  


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