tanarrifujitsu at optusnet.com.au
Sat Apr 29 00:11:55 UTC 2006
On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 16:26 +0800, Michael T. Richter wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-28-04 at 14:14 +0700, Chanchao wrote:
> > > Linux could replace Window$ servers, but not the multi-lingual and
> > > games desktop.
> > Why not multi-lingual? I think Ubuntu supports more languages than
> > Windows? Like, there currently isn't a Thai language version of Windows
> > XP where everything is translated to Thai.
> One of the differences is the degree of support. If a language is
> supported under Windows, it's usually quite well-supported. Using
> Chinese, however, as an example, the support provided by Ubuntu
> (Breezy) is pathetic out of the box. If you stick to the official
> software, you have crappy screen fonts (I mean really horrible-looking
> ones!), translated help and menus for OpenOffice and for GNOME, and
> that's about it. Note that actually entering Chinese text? Isn't
> Now if you have the patience you can download SCIM, figure out which
> of its umpteen modules actually work (together) and get something that
> supports Chinese entry. It's undocumented, mostly, which makes
> figuring out how to use it less than easy, but at least it's there.
> Of course to get it you have to switch to the unsupported software
> (which would explain the difficulty of use, et al).
6.06's language selection tools configures SCIM and everything with a
> Michael T. Richter
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