Bug 215583 - Unable to input Japanese characters to firefox.i386 in x86_64 system
Summary: Unable to input Japanese characters to firefox.i386 in x86_64 system
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: scim (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Jens Petersen
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Blocks: 215750
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Reported: 2006-11-14 18:53 UTC by Jun'ichi Nomura (Red Hat)
Modified: 2013-04-02 23:51 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-04-05 03:29:54 UTC
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/root/install.log (51.59 KB, text/plain)
2006-11-28 14:42 UTC, Jun'ichi Nomura (Red Hat)
no flags Details

Description Jun'ichi Nomura (Red Hat) 2006-11-14 18:53:38 UTC
Description of problem:
In a system FC6(x86_64) is installed, when I press hot-key
to start input Japanese characters, there are no communication
with SCIM appearing.
Copy-and-paste from other window is possible.
SCIM works on other programs and firefox.x86_64.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
firefox.i386 (i386)
scim 1.4.4-35.fc6

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install FC6(x86_64)
2. Install firefox.i386
3. Uninstall firefox.x86_64
4. Start firefox
5. Try to invoke SCIM for Japanese input
Actual results:
It doesn't switch to Japanese input mode.

Expected results:
It switches to Japanese input mode.

Additional info:
The combination of firefox.i386 and scim.x86_64 worked
in FC5.

Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2006-11-15 02:17:21 UTC
What is your output of

  rpm -qa --qf "%{name}-%{version}-%{release}.%{arch}\n" scim\* | sort


My guess would be that you have scim-bridge-gtk.x86_64 installed
but not scim-bridge-gtk.i386.

Need to address this multilib robustness issue for fc7...

Comment 2 Jun'ichi Nomura (Red Hat) 2006-11-15 14:38:45 UTC
Thanks, it solved the problem!

The output of the rpm command was:

Then, I installed scim-bridge and scim-bridge-gtk:

and now I can input Japanese to firefox.

Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2006-11-16 00:32:34 UTC
Just installing scim-bridge-gtk.i386 is not going to be good:
you want to install scim-bridge-gtk.x86_64 as well.

This is strange though, since you had both scim-libs.i386 and
scim-libs.x86_64 installed, input in firefox.i386 should work just fine
without scim-bridge too.

Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2006-11-28 06:46:52 UTC
Could you please attach install.log?

Comment 5 Jun'ichi Nomura (Red Hat) 2006-11-28 14:42:01 UTC
Created attachment 142291 [details]

Is this a file you requested?
If any other files are needed, please let me know.

Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2006-11-29 00:42:03 UTC
Okay it seems you installed without Japanese support.

Do you remember how you installed Japanese support after installation?

Comment 7 Jun'ichi Nomura (Red Hat) 2006-11-29 15:03:37 UTC
Yes, you are right. I remember I did install Japanese support later.

I'm not quite sure about the exact operation but I found
the following command line in my history file:
yum install fonts-japanese openoffice.org-langpack-ja_JP man-pages-ja anthy
scim-anthy scim-qtimm

And yum.log looks like this:
# egrep -i "scim|anthy|japa|jp" yum.log 
Oct 30 10:12:34 Installed: scim-libs.x86_64 1.4.4-35.fc6
Oct 30 10:12:36 Installed: anthy.x86_64 7900-2.fc6
Oct 30 10:12:37 Installed: scim-libs.i386 1.4.4-35.fc6
Oct 30 10:12:39 Installed: scim.x86_64 1.4.4-35.fc6
Oct 30 10:12:52 Installed: fonts-japanese.noarch 0.20061016-1.fc6
Oct 30 10:12:53 Installed: scim-anthy.x86_64 1.2.0-3.fc6
Oct 30 10:12:55 Installed: anthy.i386 7900-2.fc6
Oct 30 10:12:56 Installed: scim-qtimm.i386 0.9.4-5
Oct 30 10:12:58 Installed: scim-qtimm.x86_64 0.9.4-5
Oct 30 10:13:02 Installed: openoffice.org-langpack-ja_JP.x86_64 1:2.0.4-5.3
Nov 14 10:46:47 更新されました: openoffice.org-langpack-ja_JP.x86_64 2.0.4-5.5.3
Nov 15 09:19:59 Installed: scim-bridge.x86_64 0.4.7-1.fc6
Nov 15 09:19:59 Installed: scim-bridge-gtk.i386 0.4.7-1.fc6
Nov 16 11:07:42 Installed: scim-bridge-gtk.x86_64 0.4.7-1.fc6
Nov 20 10:35:34 更新されました: scim-anthy.x86_64 1.2.2-1.fc6

"更新されました" means "updated".

And in sysconfig:
# cat /etc/sysconfig/i18n 

Comment 8 Jens Petersen 2006-11-30 02:21:38 UTC
Thanks for the additional information, which also agrees with comment 2.
(BTW an easier way to install Japanese support in the future is "yum
groupinstall japanese-support" (or using pirut -> Languages).)

I did a fresh FC6 x86_64 test install here and reproduced the problem:

1. ja install of fc6/x86_64
2. rpm -e firefox.x86_64
3. GTK_IM_MODULE=scim firefox
4. Ctrl-Space

and one is in the English/European IME and Japanese (anthy) is not listed
in the scim menu.  It works fine with scim-bridge as you noted.

Comment 9 Jens Petersen 2006-11-30 05:02:48 UTC
Thanks for reporting this. I found out the cause: this was caused
by moving all the scim dl modules to the main scim package even though
the gtk immodule actually needs several of them.

Luckily scim-bridge is not affected since its gtkimm does not link
against libscim.

This will be fixed in a future FC6 update.

Comment 10 Jens Petersen 2006-12-11 04:24:11 UTC
This should be fixed in scim-1.4.4-36.fc6.

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