[linux] Japanese input for FireFox on Fedora

dougmc at u.washington.edu dougmc at u.washington.edu
Thu Dec 9 13:16:10 PST 2004


How about installing from source. Did you have an easy time doing that?

Doug McLean
CSS Systems Administrator
University of Washington, Bothell
http://staff.washington.edu/dougmc/pgp.html

Meanwhile, in Gotham, Jeremy Cheng wrote:


> 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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