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Re: How to use Chinese in Debian Gnome Gui Desktop

[ttf font]

the use of "simsun.ttf" is not recommended because
copyright issues.

Howerer, there are four GPL font provided by Arphic

# Arphic Mingti Light BIG5 (Traditional)

# Arphic Kaiti Medium BIG5 (Traditional)

# Arphic Shusung GB2312 (Simplified)

# Arphic Kaiti GB2312 (Simplified)

you may need only one file from above.
for example if you use simplified-chinese you can view
chinese and input chinese by only retreive 
"gbsn00lp.zip" and unpack it and put the .ttf file
into "/usr/share/fonts/" if you use font-config.

if you don't want to download the file manually, there
is another choice for you:
run "apt-get install ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp" as root
this will install "AR PL SungtiL GB" Chinese TrueType
font by Arphic Technology

relative packages:
ttf-arphic-bkai00mp - "AR PL KaitiM Big5" Chinese
TrueType font by Arphic Technology
ttf-arphic-bsmi00lp - "AR PL Mingti2L Big5" Chinese
TrueType font by Arphic Technology
ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp - "AR PL SungtiL GB" Chinese
TrueType font by Arphic Technology
ttf-arphic-gkai00mp - "AR PL KaitiM GB" Chinese
TrueType font by Arphic Technology

[location of "fonts.conf"]
Sorry it's my fault:
the configuration file for font-config is located in 
NOT "/etc/fonts.conf"

after installed "xcin" , you can view some useful info
by "dpkg --status xcin"
there are several "suggested" packages , one of these
"suggested" packages is "ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp", our
simplified-chinese Simsung ttf font.

array30 is a chinese-input-method developed by

[start "xcin" in Gnome]
settings can be found here : "Application -> Desktop
-> Advanced -> Session -> Startup Programs Tag"
click "add" then type "xcin" in the input text box

or here: "Application -> Debian Menu -> Apps -> Xcin"
this will start Xcin imediately

when use locale of "zh_CN.GB2312"
you can create file with chinese characters in its
name ,but the string will be converted to UTF-8 while
writed to disk,
so you can only view you chinese-named file in your
Gnome desktop, in Terminal window you will get
unreadable string contains a number of "?".

this maybe default action of Gnome and I dont know


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