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)