Alternative Input Methods - Chinese, Arabic, Russian etc.

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Alternative Input Methods - Chinese, Arabic, Russian etc.

Postby Laoyumi on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:37 pm

I did not find any actual postings on the subject, the SCIM page in ubuntu is marked as seriously outdated.

Question: What is the best up to date recommendation to write in other character sets like Chinese, Arabic or Russion. Am on Mint14 cinnamon, but this is a general question as a guide for all of us.

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Re: Alternative Input Methods - Chinese, Arabic, Russian etc

Postby snarf on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:22 am

I also want to know what input method is recommended for Chinese. I started trying to SCIM but I can't seem to get it to use Chinese. I seem to be missing a step. I also saw the outdated (and useless) Ubuntu SCIM page. Unfortunately, on the Linux Mint website I don't see any documentation at all for foreign language input. :(

I am using Mint 14 xfce
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Re: Alternative Input Methods - Chinese, Arabic, Russian etc

Postby abnvolk on Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:53 am

Use iBus instead, iBus is still maintained, and works very good on my machine. There are many input methods for iBus, you can use Synaptic to select them. :)
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Re: Alternative Input Methods - Chinese, Arabic, Russian etc

Postby snarf on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:11 am

That is good advice. I had no problems with ibus. After installing it and the appropriate input method (in my case, ibus-pinyin for simplified Chinese) it worked. I would encourage anyone to give up on scim and go with ibus. Although there is no reference to Mint Linux (check ubuntu), this web page was very helpful: http://pinyinjoe.com/linux/ubuntu-12-chinese-setup.htm 拼音舟的网站很棒!
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