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I study Japanese so it's helpful to be able to type it on my computer.

I have iBus installed and under Local in Settings, I installed Japanese, though it only gave me the option for translations. I went into iBus and tried to add Japanese, the option was there but can't be selected.

How do I fix this?

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Is ibus running? – Mei Mar 29 '12 at 15:02

Ibus needs additional packages to work with japanese, I found it working only after installing ibus-anthy and then adding Japanese in the iBus settings. See if this helps.

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