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I'm using IBus for pinyin in 11.10. A previous AskUbuntu poster mentioned that s/he increased font size to 14 point in Preferences. I'm unable to find a setting in Preferences that allows me to do that.

The Chinese characters in the preview box are way too small and barely legible now.

Just to be clear, this is not about the Chinese text produced in an application program, it is specifically about the size of the five "candidate" Chinese characters that ibus offers me for selection.

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Thank you! Sorry for the late answer, I am on this computer only once a week. – chineselearner Mar 21 '12 at 18:57
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  1. Open the Keybord Input Methods settings application.

    Screenshot of searching the "Ubuntu Dash" for Keyboard Input Methods

  2. Wait for the settings window to appear. In the "Font and Style" section of the "General" tab, enable the "Use a custom font" checkbox. You can then change the typeface and size of the input preview font with the button to the right.

    Screenshot highlighting the "set custom font" button

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