That can mean that the characters can not be displayed because SCIM does not know how to handle the character set. A similar post is here and there has to be more on the web on this. If SCIM has a forum, I would also suggest that you search there.
Hm... I'd been thinking that it might be SCIM's handling of the characters that was the problem. I searched with all the terms I could think of, but I guess I didn't know what to search for.
The problem in the other thread seems to be different though. The guy is trying to input in pinyin, but nothing is popping up in Chinese.
[The three other posts]
Ah, I hadn't even thought about the font being the problem (considering it could display some/most of the characters and I haven't been able to find a unicode box (or whatever those are) when not using SCIM. I found out that I was already using wqy-zenhei.ttc and had WenQuanYi Zen Hei + the mono version.
I looked up the name of the Slackware package: wqy-zenhei-font-ttf-0.8.38_1-noarch-2.txz and after looking around, found the English version of the website wenq.org: http://wenq.org/wqy2/index.cgi?actio...d=Home&lang=en
It says on the second font, the one that I'm using, that it's 63.8% completed, which would explain why it seems like a lot of the characters are missing. I think the website is out of date though, because it says the latest version is: v0.8.38 and http://sourceforge.net/projects/wqy/files/wqy-zenhei/
has the latest version being 0.9.45. I checked the readme of the 0.8.38 version, and it says there that the Chinese characters sets *are* completed. Hm...
I went and installed 0.9.45 anyway and removed the older version. It came with a third, extra "Sharp" font, but I still had that problem, except strangely enough, when starting to type in a character, the first character suggestions are all okay now, and only after flipping through a bit (usually) do you get to where all characters are missing. I searched one of them again, and found a picture, it seemed like a simple enough character (not obscure). Only character boxes with 6 letters inside (wider looking) now appear, not any with 4.
Thinking that maybe there's something wrong with this WenQuanYi font, I found another font (also through the wiki page, thank you for the link): http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Soft...onts/Download/
a lot of the links are dead, but the downloads still work. I downloaded the Uming tarball and installed the fonts, but I still get the same problem.
Is there a way to diagnose what's wrong with SCIM, or is there a Zhuyin alternative to SCIM?