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Old 02-11-2004, 09:27 PM   #1
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RedHat 9.0 and Xcin Chinese input problem

I know this question has been asked many times but I still can't get it right on my RedHat 9.0.

I just select English as default during RedHat 9.0 installation. And I want to input and display Chinese without re-install RedHat. Finally I can read Chinese smoothly so now comes Chinese input.

I download Xcin rpm and installed it. I follow the user guide that comes with Xcin, here is what I did

1. I open up a terminal
2. Type LANG=zh_TW_Big5; export LANG
3. Run xcin & and it works well with correct output
4. Set XMODIFIERS="@im=xcin"; export XMODIFIERS
5. Then I go back to my GNOME desktop, run Netscape 7.01 and I try every key combination like Ctrl-space, entter. Still can't input Chinese, just nothing happened

what should I do? Do I did something wrong?

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Old 02-12-2004, 03:23 PM   #2
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Redhat 9.0 and Xcin Chinese input problem


Try also using LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.Big5 and LC_ALL=zh_TW.Big5, but I know that when I used xcin it seemed that not all applications supported it, maybe netscape/mozilla is one of them...

But probably the main reason is that it you need to run the application (in this case Netscape) from the same terminal that you have set your LANG & XMODIFIER variables, from your post it doesn't seem that you did that - it seems that you started Netscape from your GUI menu, which won't let the xcin server work if you are logged in as an "english" user.

It is easier if you create a new user purely for running applications (from your English GUI login though) where you want to use Chinese input, and adding these bash environment variables to that user's /home/user/.bashrc file.

Then when you are in your English GUI login, just simply open a terminal window, login there as your new Chinese user and run netscape from the command line there...easy!

i hope this helps...


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you are right , just fixed it
thanks !!!
but I have another question related to this one posted in software group, could u plz take a look?


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