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Old 11-13-2003, 11:40 PM   #1
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Japanese fonts under Slackware 9.1

I am currently trying to get Japanese fonts and input to work. I have canna, kinput2 and kterm installed. I start up the canna server and start kinput2 with the -canna option. I also export these variables:

export LC_ALL=ja_JP
export LANG=ja_JP.eucJP
export XMODIFIERS='@im=kinput2'

I start emacs and press shift+space and nothing shows up, from what I have heard a kanji character is supposed to start up. Seeing this I checked to see if any clients were connected to the canna server. It reported back to me that the kinput2 I had just previously started was connected. Any ideas on how to get the problem to work, any help would be appreciated greatly.
Old 11-14-2003, 08:34 AM   #2
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Old 11-14-2003, 01:42 PM   #3
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Japanese input. Hehehehehehe.... Ahhhhhhhh.

I spent a good amount of time doing what you are trying, 3 separate times actually. It was a futile effort. (for me) :-P

My solution? Since I don't use Japanese input that often, I keep a CD of Knoppix JP handy. Knoppix JP has AMAZING Japanese input support. I boot into that when I need it.

...actually, this has kind of sparked my interest again. Maybe it's time for the 4th try! I'll report back after.

But I guess I just want to say, don't worry. It IS difficult. Ganbatte!
Old 11-15-2003, 08:10 AM   #4
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I gave up trying to get Japanese inputting to work in Slack. I have lots of room on my HD so I made a partition and installed Plamo Linux. Plamo is a Japanese distribution based on Slackware. If you know Slack, it is easy to configure. I've installed a few slack 8.1 packages from and everything still seems to work OK. Looking at all the lanuage specific packages that are installed, it is no wonder I couldn't get anything to work in Slack.


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