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Old 06-30-2003, 10:48 PM   #1
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start XCIN in English environment


I mostly use English, but sometimes I need Chinese input. I have been trying to find a way to do that.

My distribution is Redhat 9. If I choose Chinese in the login screen, I could use XCIN. But I prefer an English environment. That's where I stuck. I tried the following:

export LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.Big5
export LANG=zh_TW
export XMODIFIERS="@im=xcin"
xcin&

It started with no errors, but I can't get to the window and input chinese.
I'm very grateful, if anyone can help. Thanks!
 
Old 07-29-2003, 06:01 PM   #2
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Hi,

As root, edit the file /etc/chinese/xcin/xcinrc to change the following lines to "NO" (they are defaulted as "YES") :-

(define XCIN_HIDE "NO")
and
(define OVERSPOT_WINDOW_ONLY "NO")

while you're in this file have a look at the key sequences such as CTRL+SPACE to switch between English & Chinese input, and CTRL+SHIFT (or is that ALT+SHIFT, I can't remember) to switch input modes, e.g. CJ, WuBi, Pinyin etc.

check out the thread that is running (started by correro) called "How do I enter characters of another language" - plenty of discussion and instructions in there...

jdw
 
Old 08-26-2003, 06:57 PM   #3
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How can I add Pinyin into Mandrake 9.1
Maurice
 
Old 08-26-2003, 07:11 PM   #4
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pinyin fonts in MDK 9.1

Hi Maurice,

It shouldn't be too much stress to add pinyin fonts...just Google search "pinyin fonts" and you should find a few, then add them to your font collection (through Windows in a dual-boot system is an easy way, then you can import them from Windows using DrakFont).

I've used such fonts before, they are just a slightly different arrangement of the Latin key set with the top numerical row on the keyboard holding most of the pinyin vowel characters.


Good tip - fcitx (Free Chinese Input Tools For X) is a fantastic & EASY way to input Simplified Chinese...works with Mozilla (email & browsing), Kmail, Evolution, Open Office, K Office etc...

Cheers,

John

www.fcitx.org
 
Old 08-27-2003, 05:33 AM   #5
Maurice Arthur
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Hi 3DW and others
Pinyin Fonts
Thanks for all your help.
Now have Pinyin fonts installed in Mandrake 9.1
Regards
Maurice
 
Old 10-20-2003, 11:34 AM   #6
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help...
when i change the /etc/chinese/xcin/xcinrc it shows
E45: 'readonly' option is set (add ! to override)
what should i do?
 
  


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