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Old 09-13-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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Question Japanese input on a LFS system

Not sure I can clearly shape my question... I am able to view Japanese characters in, say, Mozilla, but I'm unable to key them in. Another OS had several input methods to choose from. I'd welcome either, just need a clue how to get it to work.
LFS-6.1.1 said multibyte locales, including ja_Ja are not supported. Not sure it's relevant, but if it is, is there a workaround for it?
Old 09-14-2007, 10:42 AM   #2
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You need to have a input method app with correct appropriate font installed. One such apps is uim: That should give you a start. Once you have it installed, make sure it executes the uim-toolbar-systray when your system starts so you can choose your input method directly from the system tray later on.
Old 12-16-2007, 01:24 PM   #3
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Anybody able to type in Chinese, Japanese or Korean in LFS? Please share your experience.

Old 12-16-2007, 05:04 PM   #4
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Smart Common Input Method

scim package implements the smart common input method.
It is most useful for the far eastern languages which use multi-character input.
Debian packages:
Distributions may have their own version of this package.
I do not use this package, but I suspect that this is the main input method for
many far eastern languages, including Japanese, various Chinese, Korean languages.

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I think this might help! =)


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