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Re: Japanese input in an English environment

On Tue, Aug 20, 2002 at 07:23:46AM +0100, Joss Winn wrote:
> I'd like to be able to read and write Japanese in an English
> environment.  I have been doing so with SuSE for a couple of years
> and have kinput2 and canna and Japanese fonts installed on my Debian
> 3.0 system.  Are there any documents which describe how to set this
> up?  I have tried using my config files from SuSE but they do not
> work.

Just thought I'd throw in my slightly different way of solving this

Firstly, caveat:
I'm only using this with Japanese.

export XMODIFIERS="@im=kinput2"
kinput &
bbkeys -w -t &
exec blackbox

This is subobtimal to the SuSE solution, where I can start
a program like bbkeys or kinput2 without needing to hardcode
my window manager. But that's a different issue.

.Xresources (This is the clever bit)
*IMProtocol.locales: en_AU,ja_JP
!*international: True
*.inputMethod: kinput2
*.preeditType: OverTheSpot
!*conversionStartKeys: <Key>Print
!Vim*preeditType: OnTheSpot
!UXterm*VT100*font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-120-75-75-c-60-iso10646-1
!*VT100*font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal-ja-13-120-75-75-c-120-75-75-c-120-iso10646-1
!UXterm*VT100*boldfont: -misc-fixed-bold-r-semicondensed--13-120-75-75-c-120-75-75-c-60-iso10646-1

The *IMProtocol.locales: line means that if the locale (LC_CTYPE) is
en_AU or ja_JP, it will activate the XIM. I know it works with kinput2,
but I dunno about the other XIM servers.

The only reason I have ja_JP there is that gjiten overrides your locale
settings to ja_JP


If I wanted to do Chinese input (for example) I'd hook up
cserver to a different key-combo, I guess.

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, MCSE
5th year CompSci/Asian Studies student, ANU
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