[linux] Japanese input for FireFox on Fedora

Jeremy Cheng hkdb at u.washington.edu
Thu Dec 9 09:17:34 PST 2004

I haven't really looked at FC3 yet and being that a lot of things seem
to be broken for me at work, it's not making me too confident in saying
what I am about to suggest will work for sure. I have done it in FC2

Anyways, enough bab... have you tried scim? In fact, it was originally
a turbo linux project and it worked like wonders in FC2. I was able to
type Chinese, Japanese and Korean with it in firefox and pretty much all
applications I used.


Jeremy Yu Hin Cheng

Undergraduate: Informatics, Economics
University of Washington

Director of Information Technology
Chinese Business & Culture Association
hkdb at u.washington.edu

Aaron Grewell wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 08:37 -0800, dougmc at u.washington.edu wrote:


>>Hi guys,


>>I am kind of going out on a limb here, but I hope someone might have an


> answer, or a good reference to look at.


>>My wife's Japanese, and so far she really likes Fedora Core 3 (especially


> because she can play KMahjongg). I got Firefox to correctly read Japanese

> web pages, but she wants to be able to email her friends in Japan without

> having to boot to Windows and run IE (yuck). I have been doing some

> research, and I get contradictory advice as far as what to do. I have

> installed Canna and kinput2 and I can't seem to get that to work. I open

> FireFox, go to a site like yahoo.co.jp, and it only inputs English

> characters, not Japanese. I also tried looking at something called iiimf

> (sic?) too, but can't figure out how to get that working.


>>I have heard Core 3 is having issues with that that Core 2 didn't, so that


> may explain part of it. But I want to know what is the correct method for

> allowing FireFox (or things like OpenOffice) to input Japanese in the same

> way that Internet Explorer and Office Xp can using MS's Global IME.


>>I would like to avoid using another distro since we spent all this work


> getting Fedora just so, but if someone can recommend a well-respected distro

> that:


>>a) has KMahjongg

>>b) can (for sure) do Japanese input


>>I will consider it.




> You may want to have a look at TurboLinux. It's supposed to have really

> good Asian language support. Even if you don't use it on an ongoing

> basis, taking a look at how their language support stuff works may give

> some clues.

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