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Fcitx5 couldn't work well in Kubuntu2204

Fcitx5 could't work well in Kubuntu. I have installed many packages which Fcitx5 depended on,However,it still could't input Chinese in some software. I can input Chinese in Neovim ,Chrome, and many ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Chinese (simplified) pinyin input support

There are well over a decade's worth of mutually incompatible instructions for setting up basic pinyin input on previous versions of Ubuntu. People make lots of claims about needing to do now obsolete ...
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How to get Sogou Pinyin IME work properly in Ubuntu 22.04?

After installing Ubuntu 22.04, I have trouble getting Sogou Pinyin IME work properly. The issue I'm facing is that the trigger key combination [Ctrl + Space] toggles the IME icon on and off in the ...
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Chinese Font in Firefox 98.0 (Snap version)

Firefox 98.0 (Snap version) does not support Chinese characters. For reference, https://hk.yahoo.com/ is render as This should be fixable by changing the default font in "Preferences". ...
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after changing language , folder not shown when being created by command line

i create a new folder or document with the terminal,like mkdir test By using 'ls', i make sure that the folder is created successfuly. But it does not show in the graphical view. So, l try to create ...
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When I mount my USB drive, all Chinese characters of names of files/directories are displayed as question marks

When I create or rename a file with Chinese characters(like 我的源程序.c) on Windows, and reboot it to Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, and mount it with sudo mount /dev/sdb4 /mnt, and use ls /mnt command, it shows ????...
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Adding Traditional Chinese (Zhuyin) Keyboard input on Ubuntu 20.4

In input keyboards to choose from in settings, there see only 1 Chinese keyboard and it's a Pinyin one. In HK and Taiwan they use bopomofo (Zhuyin) and I'd like to have it. It's a phonetic alphabet ...
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How to enable Chinese input using on-screen keyboard in Ubuntu 18.04

I am using an Ubuntu machine as a Point-of-Sale system and would like to type Chinese characters using an on-screen keyboard. This way I can pack away my physical keyboard & mouse to have a clean ...
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Typing zhuyin chinese transliteration symbols

I want to type zhuyin symbols. For example: ㄓㄨˋ ㄧㄣ The only ways I know to do this currently are: Via Cangjie IME [yyyxo yyyxw yyyyo yyyxv yyyyi] via http://www.sciweavers.org/i2type/zhuyin-keyboard ...
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Fixing fcitx-table-quick*

Description: fcitx-table-quick* IMEs are virtually unusable. You need to scroll through ~9 pages of characters just to get to a commonly used character and it has no phrases. To fix this, I want to ...
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How do I get traditional chinese input with pinyin on Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm trying to find a pinyin input method for traditional chinese that works on Ubuntu 20.04. A lot of similar questions on askubuntu are from around 9 years ago, and the answers no longer seem to ...
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How to switch to full-width Latin characters with ibus-libpinyin?

I know it is possible to start writing in full-width characters when using ibus-libpinyin because I've done it by accident sometimes. Now I want to do it intentionally. How do I do that? What is the ...
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How to install fonts in GNOME without installing the whole GNOME?

I installed ubuntu server on a laptop, then i installed X window and awesomewm on my laptop. After i install firefox and open a chinese website, there are full of strange charactor. On another laptop, ...
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Chinese input not working Kubuntu 20.04

I've tried multiple IMF and IME combinations, ibus and fcitx, ibus-libpinyin, fcitx-sunpinyin, etc. and none work. I've edited the /etc/environment file and ~/.pam_environment. When I start the ibus-...
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efibootmgr & The rEFInd Boot Manager: unknown boot sequence w/ chinese letters

$ efibootmgr BootCurrent: 0001 Timeout: 2 seconds BootOrder: 0001,0002,0080 Boot0000* Windows Boot Manager Boot0001* ubuntu Boot0002* 綋瑰污萏«¸ Boot0080* Mac OS X Boot0081* Mac OS X Boot0082* BootFFFF* ...
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What edition(s) of wubi input method do the various wubi packages in Ubuntu implement?

I'm talking about packages that provide the wubi (五筆) input method for the Chinese language, not the "Windows-based Ubuntu Installer". I see that there are at least these packages that ...
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How to add chinese characters to FCITX / Keyboard input

I am using FCITX input for Korean (hangul to hanja) and there are surprisingly a LOT of chinese characters that don't show when typing it. I'd like to contribute more characters and more accurate ...
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Cannot open files with Chinese File names

I have a new box and English is the language with which I installed Kubuntu 20.04. On my partition I have English but can type Traditional Chinese with Fcitx. LibreOffice is in English. On the staff ...
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Compose key: how to type all pinyin tone marks?

I have the following input methods set up on Ubuntu 20 LTS: English (US), English (Dvorak), Chinese (Intelligent Pinyin), Chinese (hanyu pinyin (m17n)). I would like to type pinyin with all its ...
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Chinese keyboard not responding Ubuntu 18.04

Sometimes (it happens randomly), I press the right arrow to find other words and the search bar just closes even though the right arrow is white (it didn't even turn orange when I pressed it); it just ...
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How to install Sogou input method on Ubuntu 20.04

I downloaded the 64-bit package for the Sogou input method from here https://pinyin.sogou.com/linux/ When I try to install it there are dependency errors on Ubuntu 20.04 Note, selecting 'sogoupinyin' ...
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Switch between english and chinese characters on Ubuntu 16.04

How to switch to Chinese characters? I set the hotkey to super+space but nothing happened. BTW, I am using i3 as my window manager and not using a desktop manager like gnome/kde. This is a regular ...
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Only some Chinese characters properly displayed in my Xubuntu 18.04 system

I'm working on a CangJie5 typing tutor program in python, and I want to make the system able to display any character that can be typed using the CangJie5 input method. After making a list of the ...
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CJK Chinese font support in firefox

I was recently interested in Chinese philosophy research. However, I find it difficult to show ancient Chinese characters properly in my ubuntu's firefox. The test page is https://ctext.org/font-test-...
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Chinese input methods not working in ubuntu mate 19.10

I had chinese input working on my ubuntu mate 18.04 desktop, and after updating to 19.10, the chinese input is broken. I've installed all the ibus and pinyin packages, and the hot keys indicate that ...
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How to enter punctuation symbols using Chewing (zhuyin) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

I'm currently using Chewing (Zhuyin) IME on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I'm a bit confused as to how to enter punctuation symbols as I type. For example, punctuation symbols I'm referring to are simple, common ...
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Chinese Input Stopped working in ubuntu 18.04LTE

I had Chinese input with IBUS working for a long time. Recently the Chinese input started having some problems. When the problem occurred a week or two weeks ago, the input method works, shows the ...
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can't type Chinese on slack

I am relatively new to Ubuntu. I found out that I can't type Chinese in Slack but can elsewhere. Can't figure out why. Any one has the same problem? My ubuntu is 18.04
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Is there a Chinese handwriting recognition feature?

I'm new to linux and I was looking for a Chinese handwriting recognition feature but couldn't find it. I was wondering if there is a software or flavor of *buntu that I can download that has this ...
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Different keyboard layouts with different languages 18.10

I want to use Dvorak for English and Qwerty for Chinese/Japanese. I can get Japanese input to work but it's still under the Dvorak layout. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Sougou Chinese Input loses settings after reboot

I followed some tutorials to install the Sougou Chinese Input using Fcitx on my Ubuntu 16.04 (OS is in English). One of Sougou's default keyboard shortcut is to press shift to switch between Chinese ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 how to input Chinese tone marks? Hanyu pinyin is missing

I am trying to have the ability to input Chinese tones directly into text editor in Ubuntu 18.04. I have installed ibus-pinyin and ibus-m17n packages but I cannot find in Region&Language input ...
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How can I set hostname as chinese?

The hostname of machine is english , but our workmates need chinese,some of them couldn't recongnize english. So, how can i do it ??
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How can I see Chinese characters in the Windows Subsystem for Linux terminal?

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 via Windows Subsystem for Linux using these official instructions. I'm trying to get the Ubuntu terminal to show Chinese characters, like this: ronald@LAPTOP-FLRIMKMQ:~$ 你你 ...
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Chinese input doesn't work outside "Activities system search" (super key) on Ubuntu 18.04

I use Ibus and both Chinese (Pinyin) and Chinese (Chewing), but it seems not working outside "Activities system search" (super key). When I want to type Chinese chars outside "Activities system search"...
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Ubuntu 18.04 & KeePass2 Chinese char problem

I have KeePass2 installed in Ubuntu 18.04 (in a dual boot with Windows 8.1), I'm sharing KeePass db between Win & Ubuntu, KeePass in Win I can see Chinese char without problem, but in Ubuntu, ...
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Ubuntu display Chinese Characters - Encoding Issue

I'm running a Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit. I'm facing a strange problem displaying Chinese characters in terminal, files, MySQL terminal etc. The Chinese characters are displaying as ?????. After some ...
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Chinese input no longer working

I have been mucking about when I installed Chinese input in Ubuntu 18.04. I switched a few times between fcitx and ibus, liking neither, and ended up settling on fcitx anyway. A few months later, ...
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Selecting a number does not always return a Chinese character with ibus pinyin

I use Intelligent Pinyin Keyboard1 with ibus in Ubuntu to input Chinese characters into my document. The input-method is designed in such a way that one types the pinyin associated with a character, ...
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Chinese (intelligent pinyin) is not working well

when selecting target Chinese character's number, it will display the number instead of the character I needed. Any thoughts? Ubuntu Version:18.04, Desktop, ibus Libpinyin e.g. when selecting the ...
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How to use pinyin tone to filter the list of Chinese Characters with ibus?

I use Intelligent Pinyin Keyboard with ibus in Ubuntu to input Chinese characters into my document. The input-method is designed in such a way that one starts typing the characters that correspond to ...
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how to add chinese input on ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I've tried to add Chinese input on Ubuntu 16.04, but it doesn't work.
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How can I use chewing(zhuyin) input method?

I did install ibus-chewing bysudo apt-get install ibus-chewing, terminal told me it's been installed and is already the newest version, but I cannot find chewing in my input settings. How can I enable ...
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Monospace Chinese font

I'm trying to write some Python code to process Chinese text, but the Chinese characters in the source code mess up the monospace font. That is, all the Latin characters are monospaced, but the ...
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Chinese fonts are not visible in programs installed in Wine

I have installed Wine on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I run any program containing Chinese fonts, it shows some box type structure. Tried: update, installing Chinese fonts in Ubuntu, adding Chinese language ...
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Chinese input problem - Ubuntu 17.10

I am trying to make Chinese input work in Ubuntu 17.10. I installed the language but the input doesn't work. Current configuration for the input method: Active configuration: ibus (normally ...
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Can't supress Chinese timestamp from terminal

I installed Ubuntu 16.04.1 in French on my computer, and I set "Taipei" as my timezone. Chinese isn't even installed on my Ubuntu, but file timestamps are half displayed in Chinese, a ls -lh displays :...
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Is there any 'flavour' of ubuntu that comes with East Asian language support? [duplicate]

Is there any 'flavour' of ubuntu that comes with East Asian language support? Or does anyone have a suggestion about what 'flavour' is more suitable for working with Chinese, Japanese and Korean? I ...
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fcitx: Working Chinese input in Ubuntu 16.04 (fix or find)

Non-working softwares: After installing the built-in Wubi option and one third-party, listed here: Wubihaifang86; ibus's Wubi-Jidan86. I looked for a few other options but could not find anything I ...
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How to adjust databases of Chinese inputing method in Ubuntu?

It might be a problem faced by Chinese users. A couple of articles in Chinese Ubuntu online community suggest to download a larger database and replace the primitive database in usr/share/fcitx/pinyin ...
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