Re: How to make Japanese Input on Debian testing work?
Salut Charles :)
Thank you very much for your kind reply!
I tried to make it work using your instructions - unfortunately without
In the meanwhile I tried everything I did before again and - I don't
have any idea why - found the following working for me this time:
XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM GTK_IM_MODULE="scim" LANG=ja_JP.utf8
LC_CTYPE=ja_JP.utf8 LANGUAGE=ja_JP.utf8 /usr/lib/openoffice/program/swriter
As far as I remember I tried the same thing yesterday about 10 times -
But for some reason (probably thanks to all those things I installed
following all kind of howtos) it is working now...
I wrote a little script to make things easyer:
mkdir -p ~/bin
cat > ~/bin/joowriter <<'FIN'
# setting Japanese utf8 locale
# using scim as input method
# start scim if not already running
if [ -z "$(ps -A | grep -i scim)" ]; then
scim -d &> /dev/null &
# start OpenOffice writer
chmod 755 ~/bin/joowriter
I hope one way will work for some future users at least - yours or the
Probably chances are not very high though looking at all those different
howtos on the net...
Best wishes from Tokyo and have a nice day (in Wako?) also :)
--- by the way, I didn't try Firefox and Thunderbird for the time being...
Charles Plessy wrote:
Le Wed, Nov 08, 2006 at 09:53:39AM +0900, Dietrich Bollmann a écrit :
I tried to use OpenOffice with scim and uim but couldn't activate the
Japanese input method in OpenOffice. Control-Space didn't work,
the context menu wouldn't have any entry for the input method and
I was not able to configure another Shortcut when I tried to do so
using the scim configuration tool.
I had a similar problem with firefox and thunderbird, until one
explained me that some crucial environment variables were needed:
GTK_IM_MODULE=uim ; export GTK_IM_MODULE
QT_IM_MODULE=uim ; export QT_IM_MODULE
XMODIFIERS=@im=uim ; export XMODIFIERS
Now if you start OpenOffice from the command line within a shell after
these environment variables have been exported, and after uim-xim has
been started, things should work. The uim-toolbar-gtk-systray may be
My problem was that I had everything in my .xsession, but I was not
aware that my login manager was ignoring this file at startup.
I am using Anthy, so I guess that you would have to apt-get install
uim-anthy to make the input work in OpenOffice whith the method I am
Have a nice day,