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zaphod

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Japanese Support/input Method
« on: February 06, 2005, 12:06:01 pm »
I installed the following packages:

http://zaurus.spy.org/feeds/jabbath/rc5/ja....1_armv5tel.ipk
http://zaurus.spy.org/feeds/jabbath/rc5/im....2_armv5tel.ipk

All I can get to work is Abiword displaying a japanese UTF-8 file I made on my windows machine.

I started im-ja-xim-server, but nothing seems to happen.  I edited its preferences to assign a key to switch input mode to hira/kata/english letters but I can only type english letters.  Actually, I would rather use something a little lighter than Abiword--something like scite, but I can't even switch to japanese fonts with that editor.

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2005, 06:03:14 am »
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I installed the following packages:

http://zaurus.spy.org/feeds/jabbath/rc5/ja....1_armv5tel.ipk
http://zaurus.spy.org/feeds/jabbath/rc5/im....2_armv5tel.ipk

All I can get to work is Abiword displaying a japanese UTF-8 file I made on my windows machine.

I started im-ja-xim-server, but nothing seems to happen.  I edited its preferences to assign a key to switch input mode to hira/kata/english letters but I can only type english letters.  Actually, I would rather use something a little lighter than Abiword--something like scite, but I can't even switch to japanese fonts with that editor.
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If you are able to read Japanese characters,
[a href=\"http://pdaxrom.sourceforge.jp/wiki/]http://pdaxrom.sourceforge.jp/wiki/[/url]
has detailed information about Japanization of pdaXrom.

We also have Japanized-from-installation image of RC8.
see http://sourceforge.jp/projects/pdaxrom/files/

If you need further assistance, you can PM me, and I'll tell you my ICQ or MSN, whichever is convenient.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2005, 10:39:41 am »
I am NOT a fluent Japanese speaker, but an English-speaking student of Japanese.   I can read hiragana and katakana, but I recognise about 10 kanji.  So I am not looking to Japanify the whole user interface.  What I am trying to do is just set up one text editor in which I can type and read Japanese UTF-8 documents.  hiragana/katakana/kanji input works for me under KDE on my (US English localized) linux box but using different software than is currently available  for pdax rom.

I was just wondering if anyone who uses the software in the feed below could tell me how.  Someone must be using im-ja to type Japanese.....

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2005, 11:33:31 am »
hi zaphod!
The im-ja packages are out of date.. you just have to install the packages uim, anthy and japanese-fonts from pdaxrom.sourceforge.jp/feed or alternatively zaurus.spy.org/feeds/jabbath/rc5

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that's all  now in every of your gtk2 apps you should be able to input japanese by selecting japanese input method with the rightmousebuttonmenu..

grusz and good luck
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zaphod

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2005, 06:04:48 pm »
Thanks, I got it working although for some reason the postinst script in the uim package failed to run, saying it can't find gtk-uim-update.  Don't know why as gtk-uim-update was installed to /usr/local/bin, which is on my path, and running it by hand worked.

I have to start uim-toolbar-gtk-tray manually in order to change input methods in leafpad.  I like leafpad just fine, it isn't too big.