I am in the process of helping my niece over the phone to type Japanese in Open Office. She takes an online Japanese class and her next step in the lessons is to type in Japanese. I thought this would not be difficult but so far I have only succeeded to get gedit to type in Japanese after 2 full days of reading, installing, and changing config files. Many people have been having problems in ubuntu getting open office to type in other foreign languages. I just saw that someone said it was a problem of ubuntu's open office and to uninstall that then install open office directly from its site. Before I go that far does anyone know how to get open office to type Japanese? I have combed through many ubuntu and linux mint forums and I only can get gedit to work with the scim gtk manager. The hotkeys do not work at all. I feel somewhat pleased that the scim now works with gedit but I cannot get it to work with open office. I changed configs from scim to scim bridge as suggested and that seemed to get gedit to work. I have anthy, uim, and others installed.
If anyone knows how to do this, I will be very appreciative. My niece and her father want to use linux only from now on. I mentioned running wine with word for them, but my brother wants nothing windows on his machine anymore.
Any suggestions are welcome.