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ancientscribble
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japanese characters

Postby ancientscribble » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:01 pm

I installed the international version of Mint and installed it with a Japanese GUI but I cannot seem to find a way to actually use Japanese characters.
I can toggle between Japanese and English mode with Alt+Shift but in Japanese mode it is basically the same.

Anybody know what I'm missing?

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Re: japanese characters

Postby richyrich » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:16 pm

Menu -> Preferences -> Keyboard. . . . Layouts tab.

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Re: japanese characters

Postby ancientscribble » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:47 pm

Thanks for the reply.

I've added Japanese there already and have looked at the layout but I still can't figure out how I can actually type in Japanese.

The layout for the Japanese keyboard doesn't really make it clear how to use it's functions.

I know the key combo to get into Japanese mode, but it is useless to me if I can't actually use the characters in that mode.

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Re: japanese characters

Postby richyrich » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:23 pm

Did you try the "Japan Kana" variant? (same location as prev. post)
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Re: japanese characters

Postby ancientscribble » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:37 pm

Yeah I did...

Um that's not really a good way of typing Japanese at all.

I really hope you can use the same kind of layout as in Windows otherwise its unusable...

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Re: japanese characters

Postby richyrich » Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:58 pm

Sorry . . . don't have the Windows layout, so I can't see what you are trying to point out. :(
Hopefully, some other member will have an answer . . . :idea:

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Re: japanese characters

Postby ancientscribble » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:54 am

Downloaded SCIM and it works great!

Thanks for your help.

Anyone out there that has this problem, just get SCIM!


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