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codec 09-19-2003 04:26 PM

Can I have english menu with chinese/english/spanish input?
Can I have english menu with chinese/english/spanish input?

I know it's weird, but that's what I need. I use RH9 with kde

acid_kewpie 09-19-2003 04:42 PM

a menu in what? please be a little more detailed in what you are asking...

acid_kewpie 09-19-2003 04:45 PM


codec 09-19-2003 05:16 PM

OK, in RH9 you can select the language setting before login.

When I select Chinese Traditional, the kde and most programs would have chinese interface. I can also input chinese with xcin. The problem is that I can't type some special spanish characters, e.g. small slash on top of aeiou.

When I logon with English setting, I cannot input chinese, japanese but I can type special spanish keys. I would perfer English menu as it's easier to read.

reg123 10-02-2003 09:19 PM

I have the same problem, but with Japanese. I want to use gnome with English as the system language, but I would like to switch it to Japanese when need for things such as word docs, the internet ect... without having to log in with Japanese as the system's main language. When Japanese is the system language, you only have to hit shit+space to switch between Japanese and English. Is there a way to switch between the languages that easily when using English as the system's main language?

quatsch 10-02-2003 09:24 PM

for japanese input to work with English menus, check if you have file ~/.i18n. If not do


edit the .i18n file. You need to keep the line with
the rest, LC_whatever, can be changed to
also change the LANG line to
Log out, log in and you should get what you w

Essentially the same should work for chinese.

reg123 10-04-2003 02:52 PM

hey, thanks, I tried that and it works fine. I was wondering if you also knew how to change the switching keys from shift+space to something else.

quatsch 10-04-2003 03:19 PM

i assume you're using kinput2. Open the file

and find the line

*ConversionStartKeys: Space<Key>space

change this to e.g.

*ConversionStartKeys: Ctrl<Key>space

Save your changes and after restarting the japanese input system, the conversion will start with ctrl-space.

reg123 10-04-2003 06:26 PM

I don't think I'm using kinput2, there's no directory named "app-defaults" in /ect/X11. Is there another way? I'm running gnome on RH 9.0 if that helps.

quatsch 10-04-2003 07:18 PM

take a look at your /etc/sysconfig/i18n

There is a line beginning with
it says kinput2 if that is what your system uses. If it is kinput2, I'd search for Kinput2 on your system. Of if redhat's package manager can do this, see what files were installed where with the relevant package (the package is probably named something like kinput2-wnn4)

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