I'm relaying a question/issue related to using scim-pinyin for chinese text input in slackware. This came up on the porteus.org forum, and I've confirmed that the behavior is the same in Slackware (I tested in slackwarearm 14 and reproduced the issue, but it's happening with in Porteus i486 and x86_64 as well).
I've got scim installed together with all of the scim add-on packages (hangul, anthy, pinyin, etc) and with the exception of chinese -> pinyin, it appears to be working properly (all other languages, including other chinese variants are working fine).
When pinyin is selected and I hit ctrl+space, I continue typing in english, and no chinese characters pop up to be selected (like they do for other chinese variants). The occasional vowel gets highlighted but no chinese characters appear. Oddly enough, the letter 'v' (on my en_US keyboard) produces a 'u' with an umlaut, but otherwise nothing seems to be happening.
Has anyone else experienced this issue and found a fix for it?
Also, scim-bridge appears to still be in Slackware 14 and -current, and I believe it is no longer needed, as its functionality has been wrapped into scim 1.14. see: http://www.scim-im.org/news/scim_new...of_scim_bridge