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Re: Three problems with Chinput

> I can not make xterm display chinese. how do you config? Would you tell
> me the detail.

See my previous post to the list.

> The config file is in /usr/lib/ZW*/Chinput.ad :P If you don't want to
> change in system directory, you can "cp Chinput.ad ~/.Chinput.ad" and
> modify it yourself.

That file seems to allow configuration of fonts, but not of the
key combination used to activate the Chinese input method.  The
font configuration is somewhat puzzling, too.  This is what my
file contains:

   ! 16 point font set
   chinput.font			=	8x16
   !chinput.gbfont		=	-default-song-medium-r-normal--16-*-*-*-*-*-gb2312.1980-0
   !chinput.big5font		=	-default-ming-medium-r-normal--16-*-*-*-*-*-big5-0
   chinput.gbfont		=	-*-*-*-*-*--16-*-*-*-*-*-gb2312.1980-0
   chinput.big5font		=	-*-*-*-*-*--16-*-*-*-*-*-big5-0

and I am running chinput in LC_CTYPE=zh_TW.UTF-8, and 8x16 is a
traditional-character font on my system, yet in spite of all this
the font used in chinput's character selection box is simplified.

> But if you use traditional Chinese, XCIN
> is better than Chinput. XCIN is developed by Taiwan Linuxer(BIG5), and
> Chinput(GB) is developed by Mainland Linuxer.

But at least in theory both support both font types.  (I am not
calling them "encodings," because I use Unicode as character
encoding, ideally reducing the Big5/GB issue to a matter of font


Stefan Baums
Asian Languages and Literature
University of Washington

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