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Old 03-07-2020, 12:40 PM   #1
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Question Chinese input on Bodhi 4.5.0


I want to keyin Chinese character on Bodhi 4.5.0.
Currently can just keyin English, how to do it, thanks.
 
Old 03-07-2020, 02:29 PM   #2
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this wiki article on changing keyboard layouts might be helpful.
 
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Old 03-07-2020, 03:13 PM   #3
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Go to menu-settings-modules an load keyboard module. A widget will appear on the shelf with question mark. Click on the widget and under settings add new layout with your language.

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Old 03-07-2020, 04:50 PM   #4
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I go to
setting -->Modules ---> Utilities--> Keyboard, then nothing here,

No any package under Utilities

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Old 03-07-2020, 05:01 PM   #5
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did you click on the ? question mark in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen by the battery charge indicator?
 
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Old 03-07-2020, 05:23 PM   #6
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I clicked the ? and found nothing in Keyboard setting, then I added both US and CN. now I can see a CN icon
on desktop. But when I clicked it, nothing happened. so what I should do next that can input Chinese ?
Just like google pinyin in Android , can switch the input between English and Chinese.
Thanks for the help.
 
Old 03-07-2020, 05:38 PM   #7
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interesting. i am using bodhi 5.1
greek λξλκξδλαδφλκ thai ะ้ฟา and hebrew חךלגחכשלחגךלחכד
are working, but chinese (my keyboard is set to it now and typing english) isn't doing so. i will keep poking around and let you know if i can get it to work
 
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:11 PM   #8
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Hi Cordex,
Thank you very much.
Considering the potential linux user population in China, maybe it is time that Bodhi Linux to add Chinese support.
Just like Android , can input Chinese characters by Chinese Pinyin Input.
 
Old 03-07-2020, 06:41 PM   #9
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Hi Cordex,
Thank you very much.
Considering the potential linux user population in China, maybe it is time that Bodhi Linux to add Chinese support.
Just like Android , can input Chinese characters by Chinese Pinyin Input.
I haven't look at it but I think the input chars issue is just a matter of having the right stuff installed and have moksha configured right. A chinese user on FB was talking to me about helping with translations and he had no issues with that as far as I know.
But he hasn't delivered in improving our chinese translations and if we get or have a large number of chinese users the translations woud be very important to the user friendliness of Bodhi to them.

Would you have any interest in this assuming your input issue is resolved?
 
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Old 03-07-2020, 06:56 PM   #10
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I think the input chars issue is just a matter of having the right stuff installed
this article indicates that even with regular ubuntu some files need to be installed first. i am trying to see what they might be in a 18.04 vm, but those probably differ from what are needed with 16.04.

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Old 03-07-2020, 08:45 PM   #11
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Hi Rbtylee,

I can translate English to Chinese, but I don't understand why need Chinese translation here.
what we need I think is to input & display Chinese. But stay with English Interface. Just like
install the Chinese packs on Android and Ubuntu.
I recommend to stay with English interface, it will be hard to understand if you change all the
interface & manuals to Chinese. When Chinese study the computer, they use English, if put back to
Chinese, if will add an addition layer to understand, eps. the translation of tech. words is
different between Mainland , Taiwan, and Hongkong.
This is different from Japanese, they change everything to Japanese, their translation words are same and
they always do this and get used to it.
By the way, I guess the persons in China who use Linux OS have good education that know English well,
otherwise, I guess they will use Windows.
But I do believe Linux will become more and more poplar in China, not only because many people do not
like windows, also I heard China Government is pushing Linux instead of Windows.
 
Old 03-07-2020, 09:06 PM   #12
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Hi Rbtylee,
Another issue ,if you ask the people who left China long long time ago to do the translation,
is the chinese overseas don't deal with Chinese tech. docs everyday. Everything is English.
they maybe do not know the correct words should be used.
Also the tech. words used maybe different between Mainland China, HongKong and Taiwan.

One example is the word " Server" , the mainland translation is totally different from Hongkong.
another example is " Donald Trump", the mainland translation is different from Taiwan.
I have left China and Japan long long time ago,so don't know current situation, just for reference.
 
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Hi Cordx,
This article is good, but it is for Ubuntu, hopefully it can be ported into Bodhi soon.
 
Old 03-07-2020, 10:21 PM   #14
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right. you had mentioned your desire for bodhi to add Chinese support and i was just trying to point out that even ubuntu doesn't have it set up out of the box

i tried installing all of the packages that ubuntu 18.04 installed to allow me to input Chinese characters, but they did not allow me to do so on bodhi 5.1.0.
 
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Old 03-08-2020, 04:18 AM   #15
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Hello back and good morning

Not that hard to make chinese work. Took me 5 minutes of research

1. sudo apt install ibus-pinyin
2. unload keyboard module. You will not use it
3. got to the settings to language tab and got o "Input Method Setting"
4. change fcitx to iBus
5. keyboard logo will appear on the shelf
6. right click on it to bring preference settings
7. add chinese language layout
8. enjoy

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