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Bug#633108: Is google pinyin better now?


Few months ago, I had a try with Google pinyin. But I gave up, because
it wasn't good enough: it crashed, and couldn't guess words based on the
one you typed before, because upstream code simply didn't have the
feature that wasn't ported from the Java version. At the time,
GooglePinyin wasn't remotely comparable to the Windows version.

So, I am wondering, is GooglePinyin better now, and can it be remotely
compared to SunPinyin, which is well maintained already, and that I've
been using for a very long time? Aren't we seeing too many input methods
in Debian, for no real benefits (just see how many pinyin methods we

I'm not willing to point fingers at here, just trying to understand what
you are doing, making sure that GooglePinyin is valuable enough, and
that we don't have better options already (eg: sunpinyin, which already
has a pretty good grammar analysis to predict words).


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