[linux] Japanese input for FireFox on Fedora

Jeremy Cheng hkdb at u.washington.edu
Thu Dec 9 12:53:35 PST 2004


I just took a quick look at the SCIM and fedora sites and it seems that
there are no scim packages even on FC2 mirrors. However, there are FC2
binary packages on the scim site itself. I don't see anything
specifically for FC3 though. Sorry for the false info from my previous
e-mail.

-J


Jeremy Cheng wrote:

> It's been a while since I used any FCs for my own workstation and being

> that the only contact I have with FC3 now-a-days is setting up new

> employees' boxes if they didn't really have a specific preference to

> what distro to run. My work has poor diversity and lack of language

> talents...hehe so I haven't had to deal with the scim/FC combination for

> a while.

>

> In any case, I remember it being very painless and scim was default once

> you chose to install chinese language/input support through anaconda.

> Otherwise, I think you can yum for it so to directly answer your

> question, yes, I think I did get it directly from the fedora mirrors.

>

> To understand scim more, you can visit

> http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/scim

>

> gl,

>

> -J

> --------------------------------------

> Jeremy Yu Hin Cheng

>

> Undergraduate: Informatics, Economics

> University of Washington

> http://www.ischool.washington.edu

> http://www.econ.washington.edu

>

> **************************************

> Director of Information Technology

> Chinese Business & Culture Association

> http://students.washington.edu/cbca

> **************************************

> http://students.washington.edu/hkdb

> hkdb at u.washington.edu

> 425-891-4169

> --------------------------------------

>

>

> dougmc at u.washington.edu wrote:

>

>> Personally, I think FC3 made some big improvements over 2 (My wife and

>> I have used both), but it has broken other things in the process. I

>> still like it better than FC2 though.

>>

>> Anyhow, so this scim program does it work similarly to MS's Global

>> IME, or is it something completely different? Did you get scim from

>> Fedora's download sites or somewhere else?

>>

>> Doug McLean

>> CSS Systems Administrator

>> University of Washington, Bothell

>> http://staff.washington.edu/dougmc/pgp.html

>>

>> Meanwhile, in Gotham, Jeremy Cheng wrote:

>>

>>> 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 though.

>>>

>>> 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.

>>>

>>> gl,

>>>

>>> -J

>>> --------------------------------------

>>> Jeremy Yu Hin Cheng

>>>

>>> Undergraduate: Informatics, Economics

>>> University of Washington

>>>

>>> **************************************

>>> Director of Information Technology

>>> Chinese Business & Culture Association

>>> http://students.washington.edu/cbca

>>> **************************************

>>> hkdb at u.washington.edu

>>> 425-891-4169

>>> --------------------------------------

>>>

>>>

>>> 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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