questions relating to the Japanese language and fonts

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Japanese file names break

I am trying to fix an encoding issue with any zip files or rar files that I unzip. Anything I try to unzip through file-roller comes out like this if using the unzip utility in terminal this is ...
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Ibus anthy - removing given input modes

For the Anthy engine in Ibus, you can press Ctrl + , to switch between entering text with hiragana, full width katakana, half width katakana, normal width latin and wide latin. I want to remove some ...
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How to switch between input-source modes through Terminal?

I have looked at the answers to the question How do I change keyboards from the command line?, however I have found that even though they indicate how to switch input-sources through Terminal, they do ...
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How to get Japanese Kanji characters as an input mode?

I am learning Japanese and I have found that after installing Japanese (Anthy) through the gnome-control-center that I have several input modes available to type with now under that, Hiragana, ...
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How to switch between Japanese input sources without all text being deleted from previous input source?

I am learning Japanese so I have installed Japanese (Anthy) through the gnome-control-center, but I have discovered something rather annoying, if I am typing in Hiragana and then I need to switch to ...
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How to set Japanese as input source?

I am trying to learn Japanese, and I thought that as a part of this it would be good if my computer allowed me to type in Japanese, however after installing the Japanese language packs and setting my ...
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Keys not working on Apple Magic Keyboard

I recently got a Japanese version of the Apple Magic Keyboard. It connects to Bluetooth as a keyboard and works pretty much flawlessly except that at least 2 keys don't seem to work. The ¥ | key, next ...
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What is the proper keyboard layout for a Japanese Acer Laptop?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onto an Acer Aspire and I did not figured out which is the proper layout for its keyboard. I tried every Japanese Layout without success. All have different ...
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How to write a custom keyboard driver for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in English and I have a Japanese layout keyboard. I need to use accents, (like âéçã) and the best solution I have is using the compose key which works fine, but the problem ...
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15.10 Japanese input doesn't work

I've tried to add Japanese input using this but it doesn't work for me. After restart I've no ibus running (checked by ps aux) and no Japanese (Anthy) in text input settings. My default locale is ...
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Make IBus-Mozc start in Hiragana rather than Direct input mode

Every time I restart my computer and want to type in Japanese, pressing Super+Space is not enough, I also have to select Hiragana in Mozc's menu: Apparently noone is motivated to fix the underlying ...
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Lubuntu, setting up Japanese keyboard

I'm trying to set up my Japanese keyboard. That is, it's a keyboard that looks like this: I am running Lubuntu 15.10, and want it to function like a Japanese keyboard normally does (switching ...
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How do I get a Japanese keymap?

I have selected the Japanese keymap in the text entry settings. But when I bring up the keymap diagram it shows only Roman characters. When I type, it is also not Hiragana, only Roman characters. I ...
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How can I copy text from dialog boxes and menus?

I am learning Japanese and installed the OS in Japanese to immerse myself in the language. Sometimes I want to copy messages from windows, menus and dialog boxes so that I can look them up on the ...
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How can I type in japanese on Lubuntu?

I just started learning japanese and I want to be able to type in japanese to practice. I installed japanese from the language support but when I go into keyboard input methods I cannot add japanese ...
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How to properly set up fcitx on Kubuntu 15.04?

I need help setting up fcitx on my Kubuntu 15.04 to write in Japanese. I first installed fcitx with apt. I forgot the package names I installed over the experimentations, but here is what's ...
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Trouble getting Conky to Display Japanese Characters on Xubuntu

I run xubuntu with Openbox and I'm having trouble getting conky to play ball with japanese characters. All of the advice I've found through looking on the internet has been unhelpful and does not seem ...
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Ibus anthy/mozc works in every program except for Chrome

I've installed both anthy and mozc in order to type Japanese characters on my system, and it works for the most part: Both work in Skype, LibreOffice, the Terminal, and everything else I have tried ...
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Configuring aluminium Mac Japanese keyboard on 15.04

I have an aluminium Mac keyboard with Japanese layout. Using System Settings -> Text Entry, I can configure it easily as a regular Mac keyboard. However a lot of the non-alphabetic keys are mapped ...
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Japanese and european languages font list

Where can I find a complete list of the fonts available for Ubuntu? I need in particular those for all European languages and Japanese.
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Anthy uses previously selected (wrong) layout

Using Ubuntu 14.04.2. I have the following input sources in Text Entry: Russian, Japanese (Anthy), English (US). When switching to "Japanese (Anthy)" from "English (US)", everything works fine. But ...
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lubuntu 14.10: Coniguration for anthy/Japanese input

I have a fresh install of lubuntu 14.10. Unfortunately, I cannot find the configuration for enabling the hiragana-input (any longer). Previously, I had no problems setting it up on lubuntu 13.10, and ...
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Anthy not working after upgrade to 14.10

After upgrading to 14.10 Anthy (Japanese IME) is not working anymore. It just shows the Latin characters I type without converting anything. I already tried removing and reinstalling Japanese language ...
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Default kanji/Japanese font wrong in Ubuntu 14.04, how to change it?

I am learning Japanese and I have a problem with the default font used by Ubuntu. I would like to learn the standard kanji writing and not a fancy or smart way of writing them... I already had a ...
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Can I install 14.04 on a Dell XPS13 (not developer edition)?

I live in Japan: a country where Dell does not sell the XPS13 Developer Edition. And I used to work in London where one of my friend had the XPS 13 Dev Edition. And, of course, I really liked it. I ...
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How to change the locale in WINE for all programs?

http://timcampyy.tumblr.com/post/90771619172/emofuri-problem-solved , This is what I am trying to solve; it involves me changing the locale to japanese, THEN reinstalling, which is why I need it to ...
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How do I change the locale of Wine to Japanese on Ubuntu 14.04?

I wish to run a game called "Morenatsu" on Ubuntu 14.04 via Wine. Morenatsu requires Applocale in Windows. Can I run Morenatsu in Applocale in Wine?
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IBus on Ubuntu 14.04 Japanese not working

I am new to Ubuntu (14.04) and want to type Japanese text. I applied language support "Japanese" and it shows up in the language icon at the page top menue. I installed IBus Input Pad, also Mozc. Both ...
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Force lock screen password input to NOT use Japanese iBus IME

Since I upgraded my 2 laptops from 13.10 to 14.04, I sometimes have a problem entering password to exit lock screen: When typing in the password field of the lock screen, I see that the usual dark ...
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ibus -> preferences doesn't show

im trying to set my kubuntu to accept Japanese input, I followed this guide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkwgyevmSGk#t=95 I clicked ibus, But it does nothing, I cant see anything ibus on my system ...
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xim and Japanese/Chinese input methods

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and I normally use Bépo keyboard layout which requires xim to work properly. I would like to be able to write in Japanese and Chinese. Is there a simple method to use both xim ...
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iBus Japanese input Anthy does not work in Chrome after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 - what's wrong ?

My Chrome version is 31.0.1650.63. After the upgrade to 13.10 I struggled to get the Anthy (iBus) input back and working. I thought I had at last but now I discovered that it works pretty much ...
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Need Japanese IME with Dvorak keyboard with 13.10

I recently did a fresh install of 13.10 and enabled Japanese language support. In the past this seemed to work seamlessly with my other keyboard settings when I set up my Dvorak keyboard. But this ...
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How to correctly view htm files containing Kanji in the web browser?

I am trying to read parallel English-Japanese texts. When I open them in Firefox or Chromium, I just see gibberish like: But when I view the markup in Kate, I see the characters displayed ...
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How to get Rhythmbox sorting asian names correctly

Rhythmbox cannot sort Asian (Japanese in my case) names correctly. Is there a way to make it work? I cannot post images, so I cannot post evidence :-( Thanks.
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How can I create a cp932 encoded text file on Ubuntu?

Is there a way to create a cp932 encoded file on Ubuntu?
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Add text to image

I wish it was as simple as the title... But it isn't. What I want is to add Japanese text with right orientation (up to down, right to left), and if there's such a thing, furigana as well. Gimp ...
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Need Help using a Japanese Keyboard(Not IME) in Ubuntu 12.10

I am using an old X60 that I bought from Japan. Naturally, it has a Japanese keyboard. When installing 12.10, I chose the closest keyboard layout I could find: Japanese(OADG 109A). But somehow my ...
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How do I fix Google Earth 6.2.2 theme and fonts in 12.04?

Here is the problem. I would like to know how to get Google Earth using better fonts with anti-aliasing for English and Japanese. Don't know what these fonts are but they are hideous and completely ...
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Showing the correct font in Japanese

I'm having a problem with Japanese characters using old/Chinese forms (神社 being the obvious examples), just as in this question: Some applications use "archaic" character instead of modern ...
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Using the terminal to open a folder which contains japanese characters

I need to use the terminal to open a folder with a Japanese title. If I use - ls to see the name of the folder, all it shows is: " ■ ■ ■ ■ " . The actual title is: " 源氏物語 ". What should I do? Thanks ...
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No input method choice appear on iBus

I've installed iBus and ibus-mozc, an input method engine of Japanese from the repository on Kubuntu 12.04. Then attempted to enable mozc from Preference > "Input Method" tab > "Select Input ...
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Does Ubuntu support the thumb-shift keyboard for Japanese?

This is what I'm referring to. Can I use such a keyboard design [Ubuntu 12.04.1]?
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Anthy (japanese input) keyboard shortcut

One particularly interesting keyboard shortcut when typing japanese is the ability to switch the current input between the 3 set of characters which can be used in japanese. On Windows and most of ...
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ubuntu 12.04 ibus 1.4.1 behavior

Ibus behaves unstable, sometimes it doesn't turn on languages ( I use korean and japanese ), sometimes doesn't detect input. Version 1.4.1, Ubuntu 12.04
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Where are Mozc settings?

Here is how the Mozc settings dialog is supposed to look like: But I can't find it anywhere in Ubuntu, for instance here is the iBus dialog (note how Preferences is greyed out): Where to find ...
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How do I get gWaei to work in 12.04?

gWaei used to run in 11.10, but in 12.04 I get a blank window to open and it just hangs from there, requiring a force-quit to close. I submitted a bug to the gwaei launchpad bug report site and ...
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ibus symbol disappears for Japanese language selection

Similar to this post No ibus icon in Kubuntu, I have trouble with the ibus icon in Ubuntu 12.04. Each time an update is installed, the language selector for Japanese disappears from the top panel. I ...
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Why does japanese filenames not show on ubuntu server and samba?

I've installed japanese fonts sudo apt-get install ttf-takao-mincho and I mounted my drive specifying utf8 sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdc1 /media/HERMES -o ...
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How can I have my Ubuntu completely in Japanese (plus the standard typing)?

hez So my question is: I want my Ubuntu to be completely Japanese. When I installed it, I have chosen Japanese as the default language.. (it is in a virtual box, btw). So now everything is Japanese, ...