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Questions tagged [chinese]

Questions relating to the Chinese language and fonts

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How to Remap Chewing (Chinese Input Method) [closed]

I'm using Linux Bodhi and yesterday made a huge mistake upon updating the system and remapped my keyboard completely wrong. I was able to get the English keyboard remapped, but the Chinese is ...
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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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Ubuntu does not remember IME after unlocking

I have a Chinese (Intelligent Pinyin) IME, which I intend to use when I need to type Chinese. However, regardless of what my IME is when locking the computer, Ubuntu always switches to Chinese after ...
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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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Can not input Chinese on Skype

I installed the Skype from Ubuntu Software store. After installation is done, I login my Skype account. When I try to input something I found I can't input Chinese, maybe I can't input any language ...
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Installing SoGou

I've tried installing SoGou, following these instructions Sogou install However the configuration button is greyed out so I can not add it to FCITX SoGou - FCITX Can anyone help please?
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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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LibreOffice Writer crashes when using Chinese input method

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with LibreOffice 6. Whenever I try to input Chinese text using Chinese (Intelligent Pinyin) through iBus, fcitx, or SCIM, Writer immediately crashes and presents me with 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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Chinese/Japanese characters are garbled on music player

I use Lollypop and Rhythmbox on ubuntu 18.04. I have some Chinese/Japanese audio files, their titles are displayed properly on the file manager, but on the music play, titles, albums, artists are ...
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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 ...
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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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Fcitx switch input methods not responsive

I'm running Ubuntu Verision 17.10 (artful), and Fcitx version 4.2.9.1 I occasionally have to type in Chinese, so I use Sogou Pinyin input. Currently the way to switch between input methods is simply ...
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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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Can I decide where iBus:s libpinyin suggestion window is placed?

I'm using iBus for Chinese pinyin input. The little top floating window with suggestions is placed in the lower part of the screen. Can I change it so that it instead always is displayed close to ...
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How can I delete useless text entry in the drop down menu?

In order to type Chinese in Ubuntu, I tried the method described here. In short, what I did was typing two lines in terminal, which are: sudo apt-get install ibus-libpinyin gsettings set org.gnome....
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FCITX Chinese-Black box appears instead of character options

Recently started having problems with the native pinyin input. It was working fine, then this week it stopped showing options for chinese characters. Instead, there is just a much larger black box. I ...
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When I install chinese language my language sport hang (GUI)?

I had reinstall language support , still same issue. When I add language support chinese, it just hang there(back to language support main screen), and did not ask for sudo password. I had install ...
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Strange broken character in the selection list of CangJie5

As seen in the picture above, my character selection list of the Chinese CangJie5 input contains a lot of strange rectangular characters (4 𢩔, 6 𦙪, 7 𦚌, 8 𣓯, 9 𣕼). What's wrong with my setup? ...
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The sougou Chinese input does not work suddenly

I installed Sougou chinese pinying input long time ago, and it keeps working for a long time (more than years). Recently, it suddenly encounters a problem and I could not get any Chinese Characters ...
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Convert Ubuntu installation to Kylin

How can I convert my existing Ubuntu installation into Ubuntu Kylin? Will just changing the repositories do the trick?
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Does anyone know how to install Sogou on ubuntu 16.04?

I am trying to install Soguo on Ubuntu 16.04 so that I could write Chinese characters. I have found this website: http://pinyin.sogou.com/linux/help.php It is a walkthrough of how it is done, but ...
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Chinese character input in Kubuntu 16.10 on Plasma 5.8?

How can I enable Chinese character input in Kubuntu 16.10 on Plasma 5.8? I found this answer but it seems quite old. I can enable Chinese character input in Xubuntu 16.10 easily by installing ibus-...
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how to input chinese characters into a ubuntu 14.04 server edition with no GUI?

I created a file that is in UTF-8 encoding. This file contains chinese characters. When I sftp the file from my macbook into the ubuntu 14.04 server headless, the Chinese characters become diamond ...
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Input Method & Engine for Japanese & Chinese

Does anyone have experience with input methods and engines such as ibus, fcitx, uim, anthy, mozc? Which one would you guys recommend for Japanese/ For Chinese? And do they work inside a terminal? ...
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Can't change text entry language (Ubuntu 16.10)

I normally switch between Chinese, Japanese, English an Spanish for typing. I installed the languages at language support, set ibus as the input method, installed input methods for Chinese (sougou, ...
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How to install Chinese input in English Ubuntu

I haven't found the right setting for Chinese input, IBus pinyin. If I want to write "ni hao" the correct alternative shows up after writing "nih" (as second alternative). But if I continue writing "...
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I see chinese characters when trying to read dvd content

I am trying to read some CDs/DVDs written before 5-10 years in Windows environment. Folder names are in english but I see this screen. Any help about what can cause this and how can I sort it out?
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how to display chinese character in txt file on ubuntu 16.04

I tried some methods to fix this issue,but no lucky.I can't find the auto-detected item to configure it.So what I should do next,I need help,and thanks a lot!
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What can I do if I want to help localize the Ubuntu official website for Hong Kong people?

I see that there is a simplified chinese version of the ubuntu official website for people in mainland China but no traditional Chinese version for people in Hong Kong (or Taiwan). If I want to help ...
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How to type chinese, japanese and korean in Ubuntu 16.04?

I am trying to use fcitx but getting nowhere. I can see the keyboard icon on the top-right of screen, but no matter what input method option I chose, I'm still typing english. The only way I can ...
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Why chinese characters can be displayed in LXTerminal not in Root Terminal?

The desktop in my pc is lxde.I found that chinese character can be displayed in LXTerminal when to login with common user and chinese character can not be displayed in Root Terminal when to login ...
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How can I change the order Google Pinyin displays characters in Xubuntu?

I have a small problem. I am using Google Pinyin via Fctix on Xubuntu, and I am typing the word "彼得" a lot. However, there is a more common Chinese combination, "比的", which appears before the ...
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How does Chinese input work once it's installed? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to install simplified Chinese input and I think I've installed it correctly- I can change the keyboard input to Chinese, and when I do that, Chinese characters pop ...
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Tried every way to install Chinese input but was not successful - Ubuntu 15.10

I have went through Google and also AskUbuntu forum but yet to find a solution to my issue. The Chinese input I tried to install from Ubuntu is not activated. It appear to be on top of my toolbar "Zh" ...
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IBus Mandarin pinyin input adds extra letters

I'm using IBus Mandarin input on 2 different computers. On one it works perfectly fine but on the other I get 2 different options for what I type. One is what I'm actually typing and the other is with ...