Chinese text entry

Avraham Hanadari rufus at
Mon Apr 24 08:48:17 UTC 2006

Michael T. Richter wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-23-04 at 09:20 +0300, Avraham Hanadari wrote:
>>> 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.)
>>  You are soooo fortunate! If I knew what I was doing I might be able to 
>>achieve that state of bliss as well. As it is, every thing I do in Linux 
>>is a struggle, and I'm beginning to think it's just not worth the hours 
>>I've been spending every day to set up the simplest of functions.
> I know the feeling well, I'm afraid.  I still haven't had any coherent 
> answer on how to get my Bluetooth phone working with Ubuntu (or any 
> Linux) such that I can browse its files, copy files to it, etc.  
> Printing isn't reliable.  Multimedia is laughable.  And on and on.  I 
> can only help with what meagre knowledge I have at hand.
> Now just for clarification, did you install all the packages I listed 
> earlier (including the GTK and socket ones)? And did you then go to 
> /System->Preferences->SCIM Input Method Setup/?  If so, let me know what 
> you've got set up in there.  Maybe we can get your system working for 
> you yet.
> --
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> for me. I've learned something from it."/ *--Mother Theresa*

I did follow your instructions. It would seem I can key Chinese 
everywhere except in OpenOffice. I switched to the Kubuntu desktop and 
in that environment OOo no longer crashes when I try to enter Chinese, 
but it is also not recognized by SCIM as a valid entry point. I also 
tried AbiWord. That too does not accept Chinese. I shall sit tight and 
wait for the next iteration of Kubuntu with OOo 2.02, then make all the 
trials over again. For production I still must stay on the Windows side.



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