Hi I am new for Linux. I just installed Fedora 12. I have some questions about gcin and hoepfully some one could help me.
I want to use gcin for chinese iput method but I don't want to change my system language, which gave me a big mess at my terminal last time I tried. I couldn't find any way to restore the defaut language at that time so I just reinstall whole the system again.
Now I have one question. Does gcin change the system language after install? anyway to keep the defaut system language?
I use "yum install gcin" in Fedora 12, but when I type "ctrl + space" gcin doesn't lauch by itself. I have to type "gcin" in terminal but it still doesn't work for typing chinese characters.
I have read some articles online but I am not sure where I should put the following lines:
export XMODIFIERS=@im=gcin export GTK_IM_MODULE=gcin
should I put the above two lines on "/etc/sysconfig/i18n" or ".bash"?
Could anyone help me with this?
Thanks very much.
I believe you may try "im-chooser" in Fedora.
gcin itself may be used in any locales (including C/ POSIX locale).
The most easy way to test your gcin:
1. start a terminal emulator (xterm / gnome-terminal / ...)
2. try commands below:
3. You may use any GTK+ based applications to replace the "firefox" above.
4. Press Ctrl-Space and you should see gcin icon changes on your system tray
5. For an English setting tool, please run:
Thank you guys very much. I did put those two lines in "/etc/sysconfig/i18n" before, but it still didn't work, util now I just tried the command "im -chooser" from caleb. It popped out one window where I chose gcin as input method and then suddenly gcin started working since then.... I wasn't even not sure what why very clearly for it. I have never seen this comman when I was looking for the solution for my issue. Now I wonder if this is normal that we need to choose gcin as preferred input method by command "im -chooser" after gcin is installed?
Once again, thanks a lot. Now I finally can enjoy typing chinese characters by my familiar method "注音" in Linux. 謝謝!!^_*
I am using Fedora 12, too. You can visit my blog post about using IM-chooser at http://knife-tw.blogspot.com/2009/11/fedora-12_23.html.
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