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salinelove 09-24-2006 10:12 AM

how to make chinese input effect under english enviroment?
now i want to make linux as4 under the English enviroment,but i am a chinese,so i want to input chinese in any editor,how can i make it out? any help will be appreciated!!!!!!

David the H. 09-24-2006 02:12 PM

This page should help. It's mostly geared towards Debian users, but you should be able to adjust things for your distro (whatever it is). The secret is basically to set up a utf8 environment in English, then install scim with an appropriate Chinese IME system.

mjjzf 09-24-2006 02:22 PM

I am Danish and work with Russian, and so I have had to make the following changes in the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "dk,ru"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"

This way, I can switch between Danish and Russian keyboards by pressing both Shift keys. You probably need something similar between English and Chinese. Often, your desktop environment kan do this for you.

David the H. 09-24-2006 02:38 PM

Not quite right mjjohansen. While that works for most western languages, CJK have too many characters for a simple keyboard switch. They need a full IME system for inputting characters. I use Japanese all the time, but I never switch keyboard layouts (even though there is a kana keyboard layout available). The IME takes western alphabet combinations and converts them to Japanese characters, so there's generally no need to use a dedicated layout.

It depends a lot on the user though, as some people, especially natives, do like using native language layouts in tandem with IME.

mjjzf 09-24-2006 02:43 PM

Thank you for correcting it, it is noted.

salinelove 09-25-2006 12:40 AM

thanks all.i will try it out.

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