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Re: RFS: sunpinyin - Simplified Chinese Input Method from SUN

On 星期二 29 6月 2010 03:54:33 Thomas Goirand wrote:
> Liang Guo wrote:
> > It builds these binary packages:
> > libsunpinyin-dev - Simplified Chinese Input Method from SUN
> > libsunpinyin3 - Simplified Chinese Input Method from SUN
> > sunpinyin-utils - Simplified Chinese Input Method from SUN
> > 
> > The initial ITP is not reported by me, I've contacted with the original
> > reporter kefu chai and he allowed me to work on this package[1].
> > 
> > I've uploaded ibus-sunpinyin too, which can be downloaded with
> > dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/i/ibus-sunpinyin/ibus-
> > sunpinyin_2.0.2~git20100628-1.dsc
> > Even it is not in good shape(lack of some Build-Depends and Depends and
> cannot
> > be compiled in my pbuilder), it can be used to verify sunpinyin.
> > 
> > I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.
> > Kind regards
> Hi,
Hi, Thomas,
> how does this compares to, let's say, scim-pinyin, or the other pinyin
> modules
> that we can find currently in the archive?
sunpinyin is a statistical language model(SLM) based input method, it show you 
the candidate based on its usage frequency in common life, which makes it 
smarter then other pinyin input method. For detailed information on SLM, 
please visit 

> Is it better or at least as good as googlepinyin in Window? (I'm not
> talking
> about the one in Unix that I already packaged but that is buggy, and
> which I
> might give-up on).
I have not used googlepinyin, I use sougou in Windows, it is hard to compare 
sougou and sunpinyin, both of them are fast. 

> What other alternative do we have in the archive for typing in Chinese
> using
> ibus? (I only used SCIM so far)
there is a pinyin imput method, it works and it is fast, but not smart(IMO), 
for example, I usually need press "Pg Dn" several times to find the word I want 

Sunpinyin have a SCIM front end too, for I don't use SCIM, I cannot test it 

> I might be interested in doing this sponsoring, as my wife is Chinese
> and uses
> Ubuntu, and that I often (have to) type in Chinese as well.
> Just one thing: I don't think it is a good idea to sponsor onlythe
> library without
> the ibus module. I strongly believe that these should be packaged and
> sponsored
> at the same time. In other words: I wont sponsor or even look at your
> package
> until you say that ibus-sunpinyin is ready as well.
ibus-sunpinyin may need minor tuning on  Build-Depends and Depends fields in 
debian/control before they can be considered in good shape. ibus-sunpinyin 
depends on libsunpinyin-dev, so I don't have a simple methord to compile it in 

And I don't know how the upstream maintainer will release sunpinyin in next 
release, sunpinyin and all its frontend in one package or in different package. 
If they release everything in one package, I may consider put everything in 
one source package. This is the reason I prefer to upload to experimental too. 
> Note: I'm a new DD since last Sunday, so I'll have to learn on how to
> make my
> first sponsoring as well! :)
> Last thing: where do you live? I'm in Shanghai, even though I'm a
> French guy.
> I'd like to push more Chinese to use, promote, and enhance Debian...
I've shortly stayed in Shanghai in the begin of this year. It is a beautiful 
city. I'm in ShenZhen now. 

> Thomas Goirand (zigo)

Thankyou for your review on my package.
Liang Guo

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