Re: ibus-pinyin: Unable to get it to work on Debian Stretch
2017-07-09 23:37 GMT+08:00 Zach Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> My OS is Debian Stretch (64bit) with Gnome DE.
> I wish to use ibus-pinyin to type Chinese characters and the packages named below were installed:
> An icon called Input Method appeared on the list of installed software. I clicked on it and a window titled Input Method Configuration (im-config, ver. 0.30-1) popped up with the contents as follows:
> Current configuration for the input method:
> * Active configuration: ibus (normally missing)
> * Normal automatic choice: ibus (normally ibus or fcitx or uim)
> * Override rule: zh_CN,ibus:zh_TW,ibus:zh_HK,ibus:zh_SG,ibus
> * Current override choice: (en_US)
> * Current automatic choice: ibus
> * Number of valid choices: 2 (normally 1)
> The override rule is defined in /etc/default/im-config.
> The configuration set by im-config is activated by re-starting X.
> Explicit selection is not required to enable the automatic configuration if the active one is default/auto/cjkv/missing.
> Available input methods: ibus xim
> Unless you really need them all, please make sure to install only one input method tool.
> There were two buttons: Cancel and OK. I clicked OK.
> Another window popped up with the below contents:
> Do you explicitly select the user configuration?
> * Select NO, if you do not wish to update it. (recommended)
> * Select YES, if you wish to update it.
> There were two buttons: No and Yes. I clicked Yes.
> A third window popped up:
> "Select user configuration. The user configuration supersedes the system one."
> There were 7 radio buttons to choose from. I clicked the radio button called ibus. Next, I clicked OK.
> A fourth window popped up:
> Setting the user configuration /home/belleville/.xinputrc to ibus.
> Manual configuration selects: ibus
> Intelligent Input Bus (IBus)
> * Required for all: ibus
> * Language specific input conversion support:
> * Japanese: ibus-mozc (best) or ibus-anthy or ibus-skk
> * Korean: ibus-hangul
> * Simplified Chinese: ibus-pinyin or ibus-sunpinyin or ibus-googlepinyin
> * Traditional Chinese: ibus-chewing
> * Thai: ibus-table-thai
> * Vietnamese: ibus-unikey or ibus-table-viqr
> * X Keyboard emulation: ibus-xkbc
> * Generic keyboard translation table: ibus-m17n or ibus-table* packages
> * Application platform support:
> * GNOME/GTK+: ibus-gtk and ibus-gtk3 (both)
> * KDE/Qt: ibus-qt4
> * Clutter: ibus-clutter
> * EMACS: ibus-el
> The user configuration is modified by im-config.
> Restart the X session to activate the new user configuration.
> If a daemon program for the previous configuration is re-started by the X session manager, you may need to kill it manually with kill(1).
> See im-config(8) and /usr/share/doc/im-config/README.Debian.gz for more.
> For the last time, I clicked the OK button. No more windows popped up.
> I rebooted my machine.
> After I re-logged in to Debian Stretch, there is no keyboard icon on the top right corner of the screen (in Debian Wheezy there is one.) I tried Ctrl+Space or Windows+Space to no avail.
> Thanks for your help.
Well, I believe a post in Chinese would help you more. And, if you use
Telegram, there is a Debian-Chinese group where lots of people discuss
topics related to Debian every day (in Chinese :)