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Old 09-18-2003, 10:50 PM   #1
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How can I get Japanese Language Support with the OS installed in English Language?
Old 09-18-2003, 11:19 PM   #2
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the easiest way to do it is to reinstall with japanese selected as one of the languages but I guess you wouldn't want to do it.

As you are running mandrake, go to mandrake control center ->software management ->install. Search for wnn and install the two things that show up (freewnn and kinput2-something). After this, go to mcc->system->drakxservices and make sure jserver is checked to start at boot. This should basically allow you to use japanese on your system.
Reboot. Add a new user, and set the locale for that user to japan and all should be fine. If you don't want a new user, but just the ability to input japanese (you should be display japanese w/o problems), copy the /etc/sysconfig/i18n over to ~/.i18n and then make the following changes:
(add the last two). This should get you japanese input by pressing shift-space. You can quit it by pressing ctrl-\. If it doesn't work, try making the changes to /etc/sysconfig/i18n (back it up first!) and reboot.
Old 10-24-2003, 11:38 PM   #3
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can u tell me how to do the installation in slackware 9.1?
i can't type japanese even i have press the shift+space button...

btw,i can input japanese font when i'm using Laser5 but couldn't input it in slackware9.1.Please help me.


p/s:i've made full installation of Slackware9.1 and using KDE.

Last edited by baremacho; 10-24-2003 at 11:43 PM.


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