Re: Bug#680668: tasksel: Input methods for chinese - (Was: Updating chinese-t-desktop in tasksel for Wheezy.)
John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 12, 2019, at 10:02 AM, Yao Wei (魏銘廷) <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > or we can follow task-chinese-s-desktop and use fcitx instead of ibus in
> > task-chinese-t-desktop:
> > fcitx,
> > fcitx-chewing,
> > fcitx-table,
> > im-config,
> > fonts-arphic-ukai,
> > fonts-arphic-uming,
> > fonts-noto, # this seems to be unnecessary, but not really sure.
> > fonts-noto-cjk,
> > libreoffice-l10n-zh-tw,
> > libreoffice-help-zh-tw,
> > firefox-esr-l10n-zh-tw | firefox-l10n-zh-tw,
> > poppler-data
> I haven’t yet understood why people are moving to fcitx. I have tried it myself after it was automatically installed on my openSUSE machine to replace iBus and found it completely unusable. I didn’t even manage to get any input languages added.
> I am using iBus for writing Japanese and I consider it the superior and simpler-to-use solution.
> Is there anything that fcitx is supposed to do better than iBus?
I cannot judge on fcitx, but it was stated that GNOME3 has built-in support
for iBus, so we have that in any case.
The question "fcitx or scim" is just sort of a fallback.
Holger Wansing <email@example.com>
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