HOW TO: SolydX Japanese Language Support and IME

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HOW TO: SolydX Japanese Language Support and IME

Postby theuncontactable » 15 Jul 2013 02:06

Installing Japanese Language Support and Input Method Editor (IME) for SolydX 64 Version 20130715

1. Install Japanese language support for XFCE

at the terminal type:

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sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales
1a. scroll down with arrow key to:
ja_JP.UTF-8 UTF-8
1b. Add locales by pressing [space-bar]
1c. Press [tab] to select <OK>
1d. Arrow up or down to select your default locale and press [enter]

Output on terminal:

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Generating locales (this might take a while)...
  en_AU.UTF-8... done
  en_US.UTF-8... done
  ja_JP.UTF-8... done
Generation complete.
2. Install IBus Input Method Editor (IME)

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sudo apt-get install ibus
3. Install ibus-anthy for Japanese support

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sudo apt-get install ibus-anthy
4. Install mecab for Japanese support

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sudo apt-get install mecab
5. Configure ibus settings
Settings > IBus Preferences

5a. At the General Tab:
i. Tick "Show input method name on language bar" Checkbox

5b. At the Input Method Tab:
i. Tick "Customize active input methods" Checkbox
ii. Press [Tab] and arrow down so that "Anthy appears on the Drop Down Box
or Click on the Drop Down box then Click on the ">" next to the greyed out text which says "Japanese" then select "Anthy"
iii. Click the [+Add] Button and "Japanese-Anthy" should appear in the Input Method Field

5c. At the Advanced Tab
i. Tick "Share the same input method among all applications" Checkbox
ii. Click the [x Close] Button

6. Configure Input Method Switcher
Settings > Input Method Switcher
i. Click on the "Use IBus (ibus)" Radio Button
ii. Click the [OK] Button

7. Logout and Log back in, or Reboot if necessary

8. Test using mousepad editor, vim, bash, firefox, abiword, etc.
  Press <CNTRL> + Space to change between the input type as defined in IBus Preferences.

Testing in Terminal:

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kongu@sx64-20:~$ testing バシュ
bash: testing: command not found
kongu@sx64-20:~$ vim 少林寺拳法の三段の技

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