SCIM and other language characters -- documentation?

Gabriel Dragffy dragffy at yandex.ru
Thu Jun 1 15:33:23 BST 2006


There is a certain combination of locales that you need to use. I spent 2 
hours ealrier today experimenting and finally found the optimal solution that 
allowed me to input chinese and read all characters whilst retaining most of 
my system in english. I have pasted the contents of my /etc/environment file, 
you can replace the GB with french or something and logout/in to make the 
changes active.....

PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/games"
LANG="zh_CN.UTF-8"
LANGUAGE="en_GB:en"
LC_MESSAGES="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_TIME="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_NUMERIC="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_MONETARY="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_ADDRESS="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_TELEPHONE="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_MEASUREMENT="en_GB.UTF-8"
LC_IDENTIFICATION="en_GB.UTF-8"

Hope this helps?

On Thursday 01 June 2006 14:05, HG wrote:
> I retry changing french for chinese and I still got dots for many
> pictogramms...
> i will try with english keboard...
>
> HG a écrit :
> > yes i did the same ... in chinese perfect but i can't read chinese so
> > well :) lol
> > font or local that's the question ? lol
> >
> > Gabriel Dragffy a écrit :
> >> Now... this is very interesting, HG your previous email I could only
> >> see the first two characters (ni hao) and ma was replaced by a dot.
> >> As I said I changed ALL the font setting to copy Knoppix with no luck.
> >>
> >> Now I just went into my /etc/environment file and changed the locales
> >> from en_GB to zh_CN, and now my entire system (all menus etc) are in
> >> Chinese and SCIM has popped up and is now the default input method.
> >> Now I can see all Chinese characters and the fonts are the same
> >> (DejaVu variants). Thus I hypothesise that the problems are caused by
> >> the locale and not the fonts.
> >>
> >> This setup is nearly perfect EXCEPT I want my system to be in
> >> English, but have the SCIM input method and seeing all chinese is
> >> what I want... Any ideas how to accomplish this goal?
> >>
> >> On Wednesday 31 May 2006 23:16, HG wrote:
> >>> Maybe ...
> >>> but using scim in gaim works fine on kubuntu (GAIM is gnome ?)
> >>> well there is a little problem : in ni hao ma ni is grey and the two
> >>> others are black...你好马
> >>> you see i typed in thunderbird...
> >>> Henri
> >>>
> >>> Peter Clark a écrit :
> >>>> On Wednesday 31 May 2006 09:34, Gabriel Dragffy wrote:
> >>>>> Hey I really want to get to the bottom of another related problem
> >>>>> - did
> >>>>> you solve the issue of not all characters displaying correctly? I.e.
> >>>>> some Chinese characters are replaced by a dot?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> The two links below show the same chinese page displayed under
> >>>>> Knoppix,
> >>>>> where it looks perfect and the bottom link is the same page under
> >>>>> dapper, with many of the characters missing,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> displayed under Knoppix 4:
> >>>>> http://wheresgabe.frih.net/backup/images/baidu-jay-knoppix4.png
> >>>>>
> >>>>> And the same page displayed under Dapper:
> >>>>> http://wheresgabe.frih.net/backup/images/baidu-jay-dapper2.png
> >>>>
> >>>>     My (uneducated) guess would be that the font Dapper uses does not
> >>>> have all the characters that Knoppix's font does. What fonts do
> >>>> Knoppix
> >>>> and Dapper use for Chinese?
> >>>>
> >>>>     :Peter



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