Chinese text entry

Avraham Hanadari rufus at
Sun Apr 23 11:47:55 UTC 2006

Loïc Martin wrote:
> Michael T. Richter a écrit :
>> On Fri, 2006-21-04 at 22:04 +0200, Loïc Martin wrote:
>>> If your session is in Chinese, you have scim input everywhere. If 
>>> it's not, too bad, but atm you only have scim in apps that allow 
>>> input method selection with a right click in the page (like gterm and 
>>> gedit - and I know it's not gterm, but I'm too lazy to type the full 
>>> name :) It *should* be gterm anyway :P ). You can set scim input 
>>> everywhere (like OO) yourself, but that means reading some docs and 
>>> editing a few files (if you're happy enough to have understood the 
>>> docs, of course). Don't ask me though, I still use Breezy when I need 
>>> to input Chinese (a hassle, but I least it works).
>> Eh?  I've adjusted absolutely nothing, but I can use SCIM everywhere.  
>> 你好吗?  That was a Ctrl-Shift away and in Evolution.  Another 
>> Ctrl-Shift and I'm back in English.  I can do the same in any app that 
>> can cope with UTF-8 input at all.  (Which is every app I use -- 
>> including OpenOffice.org2.)
> I'm quite interested in that, because it would solve my pbs in Dapper. 
> As mentionned, the pb is in Dapper, so could you please precise if you 
> installed Dapper from scratch (and then which Flight) or upgraded from 
> Breezy to Dapper (in what case that would be more understandable).
> In case you've installed Dapper from scratch, how did you install scim : 
> using language selector or manually? And is everything else on your 
> install standart (OO builds for example). Then, are you using an english 
> desktop or another language? Which locales do you have installed? More 
> inportant, are you using en_US.UTF-8 (which is the only supported by 
> default) or another one, like me?
> Thanks a lot for any information (I could then update 
> Cheers,
> Loïc
Did a little experiment. I installed the Kubuntu desktop, reaccessed the 
keyboards, including SCIM, then tried keying Chinese again. SCIM appears 
whenever there is an opportunity for writing, including Firefox. 
OpenOffice no longer crashes when I try to key Chinese in it. Nothing at 
all happens, because SCIM doesn't recognize OOo as a worthy surface on 
which to write. Curiouser and curiouser!


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