What is the way to be able to type Japanese characters? Could someone make a how-to in order to explain the few steps to get it?
Since Ubuntu 9.10, you just have to follow those few steps :
- Install ibus-anthy
- Go to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard input methods
- Accept to activate iBus (pop-up window)
- Add Japanese-Anthy in the Method tab
- Disconnect and reconnect
- Open an input field (like Gedit for instance), hit Control + Space ; you should be able to type Japanese characters
In order to have iBus launched automatically on boot, go to System -> Administration -> Languages and select iBus as the input method.