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#1 2014-08-04 14:28:03

Registered: 2014-08-04
Posts: 3

Japanese language

Good evening
I have installed something called "tuxtrans" which is based on Ubuntu 14.04.
In Ubuntu I was able to set up language support (need: Japanese, English and German),
enable the Japanese input method and switching between Japanese/English (or German) as well as the keyboard layouts.

So far I could not find the relevant settings in Xubuntu.

Could somebody please direct to the places, where I can make the relevant settings?
Thank you.



#2 2014-08-05 06:00:56

From: Sud-America
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 111

Re: Japanese language

Ohaio... I mean hellow and welcom to Xfce forum.

Your sentences are only afirmations....
* do you want change keyboard layout?
* do you  want change language from japanesse, english, german?

keyboard layout if for the "change keyboard layout" issue.
The language thing I remmember that in the login screen you have in one place the hability to change, but maybe that could be different fomr your.

Xfce use transifex for translation things.

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#3 2014-08-05 09:13:52

Registered: 2014-08-04
Posts: 3

Re: Japanese language

yes, I managed to set up the required keyboard layouts, but ...
"language support" hangs = does NOT download the necessary dictionaries etc. when I try to install "other languages".
Not even restarting the computer changes that. It is always the same: an inidicator bar supposed to show the "progress", which does not happen.

I also noticed, that "Ubuntu Software Center" crashes (shuts down) whenever I try to activate it.
That cannot be normal.


#4 2014-08-09 09:28:55

Registered: 2014-08-04
Posts: 3

Re: Japanese language

May I state this again ...
Would somebody PLEASE point me into the right direction?

Good evening (again)
I am for the last 3 days trying to enable Japanese input.
That includes a complete new installation.

I am also asking this on the Japanese list, but do not get any answers.

* Installed (completely new) 14.04
* language support -> update -> add languages -> English / German / Japanese installed
* ad keyboard layout -> Japanese (the PC, was determined during installation) + German
* under "input method" it says "Ibus"
* also installed via the Software center something like ibus-m17m / mozc / fcitx (whatever these things are)
* read: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ibus#Installation .. but cannot make any sense out of that.
anyway, trying to execute the instructions there DO NOT enable Japanese input
I assume, I am missing something. Maybe the necessity to execute one of those million character long commands in the terminal?

* as I said before: under 12.04 I went to "language support" -> choose input method -> ibus -> activate = OK.

I would really appreciate some advice as to how to activate this function.
Thank you.


#5 2016-08-27 17:27:57

Registered: 2015-12-06
Posts: 17

Re: Japanese language


here is what I have done:

  1. sudo apt-get install ibus ibus-anthy

  2. ibus-daemon -d (on success there should appear a popup telling you that you can press Shift+Space)

  3. RMB on newly appeared icon in systray -> preferences->input method -> add -> japanese - Anthy

  4. LMB on sysicon -> choose japanese

  5. LMB on sysicon -> Input Method Japanese

  6. Go into a text editor, press Shift+Space to activate ibus

  7. Start typing, e.g. 'yatta' and press enter to get the raw hiragana, F7+Enter to get it in katakana and up/down arrows or tab to choose one of the dictionary conversions e.g. kanji

I basically followed this:
http://www.textfugu.com/bb/topic/instal … untulinux/
I also tried these:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/In … _using_uim
http://www.localizingjapan.com/blog/201 … usty-tahr/
but they were too complicated or incompatible with XFCE or did not work.

Btw, ZKanji works fine for me in wine.

Last edited by xyzdragon (2016-08-27 17:41:21)


#6 2016-08-27 18:13:31

Registered: 2013-11-09
Posts: 853

Re: Japanese language

I know nothing about all this, but I know how to do an internet search, and this one led me quickly to this page on how to write Japanese using tuxtrans:


Have you looked at that already?

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