[linux] Japanese input for FireFox on Fedora
dougmc at u.washington.edu
dougmc at u.washington.edu
Thu Dec 9 13:13:17 PST 2004
Hm, somehow that page didn't pull up on my browser, but now that I can look at it, yes, you're right. (Kudos on the Japanese by the way, though sadly, I can't read all that well)
It does look pretty easy, and since I have the parts in place already, I will give it a shot. Failing that, I still want to look at using scim and maybe even give TurboLinux or Mandrake a whirl. :)
CSS Systems Administrator
University of Washington, Bothell
Meanwhile, in Gotham, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> kinput2 isn't that bad to setup as long as you use the
> http://katzbrown.com/shiritsu/unix%20help/japanese%20on%20kde/ instructions
> for how to setup kinput2. Otherwise yes, setting up kinput2 the other way is
> a pain in the butt literally >.<. The katz brown method just requires
> installing kinput2/canna, starting up canna at runtime, and then adding a
> few lines to your .xinitrc. It's sure a lot less painless than the other
> directions that people have given for other distros.
> If you use that method, before long your wife will be typing ÄF?n
> KRg?chê??g?å¬g?kjc_ to her friends =).
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <dougmc at u.washington.edu>
> To: "Linux/Unix Users Group at the UW" <linux at u.washington.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 11:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [linux] Japanese input for FireFox on Fedora
>> Thanks Garrett,
>> Based on those instructions, it sounds like kinput probably is more
> trouble than its going to be worth in this case. My wife is happy using
> English desktop and all that. She just wants to do Japanese email.
>> Scim looks like the winner so far, though I haven't been able to see any
> reliable information on it's use on Fedora Core 3. If I can't get that to
> work, I am debating on using TurboLinux and/or Mandrake.
>> Has anyone used TurboLinux by teh way? I have used Mandrake before albeit
> a long time ago, so I have a fairly good idea on it's interface.
>> Doug McLean
>> CSS Systems Administrator
>> University of Washington, Bothell
>> Meanwhile, in Gotham, Garrett Cooper wrote:
>>> I've had a lot of issues actually getting Japanese to work on Linux.
>>> Redhat was the closest that I ever got to running Japanese without
>>> up my locales and making a lot of programs print out stuff in Mincho
>>> of their regular locale fonts.
>>> Here's what I suggest...
>>> If you run KDE, try kinput2. It's by far the simplest program to
>>> There are some directions for doing this at
>>> http://home.nyc.rr.com/computertaijutsu/jpninpt.html, and that is by far
>>> most consumate document I've come across. For simple setups go to:
>>> http://katzbrown.com/shiritsu/unix%20help/japanese%20on%20kde/; I'm not
>>> if this would work properly for FC3, but it worked for RH9 for me.
>>> I've also heard people swear by xim too for input, so if you're
>>> to try that out it's worth it too. I just haven't tried it so I can't be
>>> sure whether it works well or not. The gentoo forums
>>> (http://forums.gentoo.org/) along with the first page I listed have
>>> directions on how to set it up properly, although it will be different
>>> Fedora has RPMs and gentoo has emerges =\... They do take non-gentoo
>>> questions on occasion though, so I asked one for you:
>>> Also, note that kinput2 uses shift space instead of alt-space to
>>> the input editor unlike Windows based IME.
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