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fcitx is an input method framework with extension support for the X Window System that supports multiple input method engines including Pinyin transcription, fcitx-chewing for Traditional Chinese, fcitx-keyboard for layout-based ones, fcitx-mozc for Japanese, and fcitx-hangul for Korean.

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How to use fcitx in wslg on win11?

WSLg on Windows 11 can run Linux GUI. The writing method in Linux GUI (e.g. gedit) is different from the Windows input methods I installed fcitx, but there are several problems: the icon doesn't show ...
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Making fcitx work under Lubuntu 21.10

Following up on Making fcitx work under Lubuntu 18.04 I've got all the fcitx packages I believe: fcitx_1:4.2.9.8-3 fcitx-bin_1:4.2.9.8-3 fcitx-config-common_0.4.10-3 fcitx-config-gtk_0.4.10-3 ...
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Cannot load the desktop after adding Chinese input method

I have a problem which looks very similar to the problem described in this Discourse thread: Problems to add Chinese layout to Ubuntu 18.04 Basically, the desktop does not load after I input the ...
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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 to edit fcitx tables & fix broken inputs

I've found some characters missing from fcitx-table-cangjie5 and would like to add them. I've tried nano /usr/share/fcitx/table/cangjie5.mb but it always freezes. Questions: Are there any commands ...
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Why is torbrowser-launcher trying to use inotify for my IME?

torbrowser-launcher readout suddenly included: inotify_add_watch(~/.config/fcitx/dbus) failed: (Permission denied) I checked another machine and it's not there. This has never appeared before. Any ...
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How to edit fcitx-table-cangjie5 's pinyin input tool?

Questions: Does anyone know how to edit fcitx-table-cangjie5's pinyin input option? Where are its configuration files located? Also, it might be useful to know where all of fcitx-pinyin 's files are ...
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Are there any Vietnamese Chu Nom/Han Nom IMEs for Linux (preferably for fcitx)?

I was wondering if there are any Vietnamese Chu Nom/Han Nom IMEs out there for Linux. I've seen a couple for Windows but I have yet to see any for Linux yet in my searching so far. So my question is, ...
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How can I type Korean Yethangul on Ubuntu?

currently I have an Fcitx setup where I can easily switch between IBus Pinyin Chinese, Google Japanese Input, and Korean Hangul input. However, I want to be able to type Yethangul, which are old ...
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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 do I edit / add fcitx5 input method icon (in Xfce)? I can see that Mozc and Pinyin have icons

I can see that there are multiple files in /usr/share/fcitx5/inputmethod including mozc.conf and pinyin.conf doing this. However, how do I set icon for Keyboard - Thai? Also, I want colored icon for ...
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Can't type Japanese or Chinese on Ubuntu 20.04 with Ibus or Fcitx

Ever since installing Ubuntu 20.04 I've had trouble typing Japanese or Chinese. I've installed Japanese and Chinese languages under "Region & Language" and I've set the input method to ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 Ukrainian keyboard layout starts printing roman characters spontaneously

When I switched from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 I noticed that keyboard layout takes a bit of time to switch (1-3 seconds) unlike Ubuntu 16.04 where that change was instant. I decided to look for solutions ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 logging in, stuck on purple screen

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) on my 2014 13" MacBook Pro. First, when I use USB stick install Ubuntu 20, everything is okay. After the installation, system can be normally use also okay. ...
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Japanese Input on Kubuntu 20.04 (KCModule not found)

I'm trying to get Japanese input (fcitx-mozc) setup on Kubuntu 20.04, a task that one might expect to be simple, but after multiple hours of following dozens of tutorials, nothing seems to work: If I ...
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fcitx doesn't have any input methods

On Ubuntu 18.04.4 When I open fcitx configuration there are no input languages in the box by default, and when I press the "+" button nothing even pops up inside of its box. What do I need to ...
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Ubuntu fcitx menu can't select

I used Ubuntu, and then installed GNOME Tweaks tool. Because IBus is not very friendly to Chinese, I installed fcitx. After installation, I found that some of the fcitx drop-down options in the top ...
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Screen frozen on boot

I have Ubuntu 18.04.3LTS installed on my computer. Trying to install a Korean keyboard, I first followed this answer, which didn't work, then I installed Fcitx according to this answer. After ...
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Start & kill fcitx by shortcut

I'm using caps lock to switch between languages, but fcitx seems to be not support this. So, is it possible to load/unload fcitx with japanese mozc input only by some shortcut, but for other two ...
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Fcitx doesn't work on Opera web browser

as i mentioned via title, i couldn't either type Vietnamese or switch to Vietnamese input method in Opera web browser. Everything run correctly except it. I ran "fcitx-diagnose" command and found ...
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Making fcitx work under Lubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to make fcitx work under Lubuntu. Here are problems I'm facing: fcitx is not auto-started with Lubuntu. I checked the lxsession auto-start configuration, and found that fcitx is not an ...
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Unable to toggle between input methods using Fcitx

I'm using fcitx for system input and I have more than one language installed. I cannot toggle between different languages with the correct hot key. Explicitly clicking the "input method" in the drop ...
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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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After I installed python3.7.1, the input method stops working. What's the matter?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 bionic. Yesterday I built python 3.7.1 from source and sudo make install. The process didn't end successfully and had some problems with lsb_release. I guessed it is because ...
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Configure fcitx input method and keyboard layout

I want to configure fcitx (sogou-pinyin) input method on Kubuntu 18.04. First I configured basic keyboard layouts. Shortcut for switching layout is Caps Lock. After that, I installed fcitx and ...
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Tab- or application-wide keyboard layout persistence

Problem description: I normally have to write in several languages, so I use a different layout for each, having English International as default. While fcitx normally remembers the layout for each ...
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Can't change from iBus to fcitx

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME, and I'd like to use use fcitx instead of iBus because I usually type East Asian languages. I installed the fcitx package, went into Language Support, and changed "...
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Open fcitx configuration but no input method shows

I was trying to install sogoupinyin to type chinese in my ubuntu 16.04. After installation, when I type fcitx-config-gtk3 in the terminal to open the fcitx input method configuration, the following ...
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How to know what input method is currently used with fcitx from commandline

Is there any way to know what input method is used with fcitx? I checked fcitx-remote and other related command and goolge it, but it seems there is no way to check the current input method. I'd ...
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Japanese (Mozc) Wrong Keyboard Layout

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 because of the Japanese (Mozc) Keyboard Layout problem and it persists in 18.04. Here is the problem described: When using mozc to input Japanese, it's ...
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17.10 add Japanese input

Tried to add fcitx-mozc module to input Japanese on 17.10 apt install fcitx-mozc then set the input method to fcitx ▾ But for some reason "日本語 Mozc" does not appear in the Input Sources (Text Entry)...
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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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What is the ECM used in building fcitx?

I am trying to rebuild fcitx on Xenial (16.04.3) so that I can debug the failure to respond to R-ALT when using an M17N input method. My attempt to rebuild fcitx fails with the error message: ...
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Why is vnc not able to change the keyboard layout when the main display can?

Clarifying the quesition: fcitx does not execute automatically on tigervnc and I have even unsuccessfully added fcitx to xstartup. What should I do to execute fcitx automatically? I did successfully ...
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Can't find fcitx button on the top of the screen ---Ubuntu17.10

After updated ubuntu from 17.04 to 17.10 I installed fcitx to obtain Chinese Input method. But the strange thing is that I can no longer find fcitx icon where i can switch my input method and setup ...
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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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How to use on the spot Japanese input with fcitx and mozc? (as opposed to over the spot) (16.04)

Where can I switch to on the spot input style when using fcitx and mozc for Japanese? By on the spot I mean displaying the letters at the cursor location as I type. Now, when trying to type Japanese,...
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IME not loading... initially

I'm using 16.10; I just switched my IME system from IBus to fcitx. After a restart, fcitx doesn't load--I have to log out and back in to get it to load. After a fresh restart, im-config outputs this:...
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fcitx's candidates window not show when using super search

I installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop, fcitx works well but when I use super search, the candidates window not show.
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Fcitx-unikey indicator icon too large Xubuntu

How can I make it become normal (would be a "v" letter)?
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How do I toggle to katakana input from hiragana with fcitx-mozc text entry? (16.04)

I am using a Japanese 109-key keyboard. I can use the zenkaku (全角) toggle key to switch between romaji and hiragana input, but the katakana/hiragana/romaji (カタカナ・ひらがな・ローマ字) toggle key has no effect. (...
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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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Unity Panel, Fcitx English icon issue. Can I fix icon width?

iBus seems to be the default input method system for Ubuntu. But I have some problems with Mozc (Japanese input method) with iBus, so I chose to install Fcitx instead. The input methods are working ...
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fcitx input method does not work on Xubuntu 16.04

I'm using Xubuntu 16.04. Although I active fcitx input method (Unikey and Hangul), It does not works for all application. Here is my fcitx-diagnose # System Info: 1. `uname -a`: Linux 4.4....
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fcitx doesn't work with Sublime Text 3 and RStudio

I tried to use fcitx to type Vietnamese. It works with most programs including LibreOffice and Atom. However, it doesn't work with Sublime Text 3 and RStudio. What should I do? Thanks
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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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how to quick input current date & time with a quick word?

There is an addon in fcitx where you can associate a word with some other string like "smile (・∀・)" entered in at ~/.config/fcitx/data/QuickPhrase.mb. When you type smile it outputs (・∀・)` I want the ...