domingo, 14 de agosto de 2016

How to type in Japanese in OpenMandriva Lx 3.0

OpenMandriva Lx 3.0 comes with built in Japanese support via Fcitx, the Input Method Editor (IME).   You can see Fcitx on the task bar (it is a keyboard icon).  However, you cannot type in Japanese until you activate it.

Fcitx's icon

To activate Japanese IME in OpenMandriva Lx 3.0, you first need to get Anthy from the repos using OMCC.

/Once Anthy is installed, open the Fcitx configuration application by typing "input" on the search field of the KickOff menu:

Once there, deactivate the box "Only show current language."  This action will show all the available languages.  Locate entries for "Japanese" and select Anthy.  Click on the arrow pointing to the right to add Anthy as an alternative input method.

Then click "Apply" and "OK" to leave.  That is all.

On the task bar, locate the keyboard icon (Fcitx) and right click on it.  Follow the menu to select "Input Method" and select Anthy.

You will see that the keyboard icon changes to Anthy's icon.

Now you can type in Japanese on LibreOffice Writer.  :)

4 comentarios:

  1. Thank you a lot, very interesting.

  2. Good to know you figured out the way to activate that new Japanese IME. Does it work with kanji, too? BTW, nice revamping of your blog! :D

    1. What can I say? The best thing about Linux is that you always learn a new way of doing something ;)
      Yes, the IME takes the input in romaji and gives you kanji+kana, as a good IME should. And thanks for the compliment on the updated blog! :)