Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#2190 closed task (fixed)

No way to input Asian characters

Reported by: alexander@… Owned by: blfs-book@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 6.2.0
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


The book contains text that describes how to configure XKB. XKB is sufficient for input of text in European, but not Asian languages. For Asian languages (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Korean), special "X Input Method" software is needed, but it is not in the book.

There are many X input method programs. One of them (SCIM) is described in the Wiki:

Please either integrate that page into the book, or add a link. SKIM is also good for KDE users (it doesn't replace SCIM, it is an additional package). The testcase is the same, except that you start "skim -d" instead of "scim -d".

Change History (4)

comment:1 by dnicholson@…, 15 years ago

Would it be sufficient to insert the Wiki text above the link here:

Ideally I'd like to put all the text in, but it might be better to put in a minimal blurb about Asian characters with a pointer to the Wiki page. The procedure is somewhat involved.

Post-6.2, we should consider adding SCIM and friends to the book.

comment:2 by alexander@…, 15 years ago

Yes, this link would be enough.

comment:3 by alexander@…, 15 years ago

Oops. Please ignore my previous comment.

The link to user notes links directly to my InputMethods page. This is not good, because some user may want to add his user note about XKB or mouse (Archaic: hint). Such information is not about InputMethods, and thus has to be placed at a different page. You are effectively blocking that user.

Any of the following two actions will resolve this problem:

1) Create a new wiki page called "input devices" which currently contains only a link to my InputMethods page, but can be extended later. Link to that new page instead of InputMethods as a page with user notes.

2) Put the link to InputMethods in the text, not as a general "user notes" link. Possibly add a separate link for user notes to a different (maybe empty) page.

comment:4 by dnicholson@…, 15 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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