Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67682
Input in Big5 doesn't support in miniChinput
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have set all environment variables that is needed to view and type in Big5.
After I do "chinput -big5", I try to type chinese characters in an application,
let's say GAIM. It shows the characters in a little float window with
traditional chinese characters in PINYIN mode. So there is no problem viewing it
in Big5. The problem is that when I have selected a character, it doesn't input
the character for you. Note that this situation doesn't happen when I am in GB
mode. Please also note that I can input in Big5 with RedHat 7.2. I have also
tried miniChinput-0.0.3-21pre1.rpm but it also won't work.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Fire up a bash shell. Type in the following:
6.gaim or mozilla
7.switch mode to PINYIN
9.select any character, say 1
Actual Results: Chinput won't input any character for you.
Expected Results: A chinese character in big5
This is a known bug.
Is there any solution that allowed me to input characters in big5 with pinyin?
What about you use locale_config change the current locale to big5, and restart
X, you will be able to use xcin at this point, cause xcin is the default IM for it.
Anyway, I am working on it, thank you for the report!
One nice thing I found about chinput was that I could use "Zhi Neng Pin Yin"
under chinput in big5. What I did was to modify Chinput.ad, under the section of
[ZNPY], I set the encoding to BIG5. Although some characters may appear blank(no
traditional characters that are corresponding to the particular simplified
characters), it does pretty much what I want. Please note that this doesn't work
anymore in RH 7.3, except RH 7.2.
Download new packages from here: http://people.redhat.com/yshao/miniChinput/
miniChinput-0.0.3-22.1 is for 7.3,
miniChinput-0.0.3-23 is for Red Hat Beta Limbo.
Thank you for fixing it. It works perfect now! I'm also amazed by having
anti-alias font. I just love it!