major problem with ibus 1.3.7 for ubuntu 10.10 beta no default languages installed

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Mon Sep 20 08:55:14 BST 2010

Hello Mark, Shawn, Aron,

Mark Shuttleworth [2010-09-16  9:49 +0100]:
>  On 16/09/10 01:06, Computerguy wrote:
> > I am sorry for messaging you about this problem but I have gotten no
> > where with this on launchpad. While testing ubuntu 10.10 beta I found
> > major bug with ibus 1.3.7 that deals with all of the other languages
> > being installed. The problem is all of the languages are not installed
> > by default. The only 2 that show up are chinese and other. I have filed
> > a bug on lanuchpad.
> >
> > I was wondering you might could see if this problem can be fixed before
> > ubuntu 10.10 is released.
> >
> > I have posted the steps to fix the problem.
> >
> > I am running ubuntu 10.10 beta. I am running this in virtualbox with a
> > fresh install. I clicked on the keyboard input methods. Then when I
> > clicked on the input methods tab to select an input method the only 2
> > langauges that show up are chinese and other.
> >
> > To get the all of the other lanaguages to install I had to open up
> > synaptic then search for a package called ibus-m17. Then when I
> > downloaded the ibus-m17 package and then I logged out. When I logged
> > back in and started ibus all of the other languages became available.
> >
> > Thank you, Shawn
> Hi Shawn, am cc'ing Martin and ubuntu-devel@ with the full context of
> your mail. I doubt we have space for every language but I would expect
> languages to come in based on language preferences in the system.
> Martin, do you know how ibus language support is packaged?

Aron Xu recommended to drop -m17n by default, because its input
methods are far inferior to -pinyin. So we ship pinyin by default now.

We have the possibility to install -m17n for some other languages
through the language selector, if necessary. Should we do that for
some non-Chinese languages?

Perhaps the two of you can discuss the best selection here?



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