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Questions tagged [fcitx]

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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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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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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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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Fcitx is not capturing all keys in Kubuntu 18.04

On a very new installation of Kubuntu 18.04, I installed the package fcitx-rime and opened fcitx. While the input method is working, fcitx does not appear to be capturing all keystrokes when typing at ...
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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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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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Is there any auto-correct for Asian languages like Korean?

Is there any autocorrect applications for fcitx &/Libreoffice, for Asian languages like Korean (hangul)? I checked in the settings for Libreoffice > autocorrect, but couldn't find Korean language ...
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Is there a way to add a spellchecker/prediction to fcitx-hangul?

I'm new to ubuntu (currently dual-booting with GalliumOS) and have found an input method to switch between English and Korean with fcitx. I tried iBus earlier, but when I installed it from ubuntu ...
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How do I turn off spell-checking in fcitx-unikey in ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

Red lines indicating misspelling appears beneath words in all applications I type in. Can anyone help me to turn off this?
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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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Fcitx will not switch to other language

I have ubuntu 17 installed and I am trying to input chinese. I installed the language pack for chinese, and set up fcitx. When I try to switch keyboards, it will briefly switch to chinese, before ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu webapp-container doesn't allow using different input source

I've created a .desktop file for accessing web-based version of wechat , specifically file is ~/.local/share/applications/wechat.desktop , with the following contents. [Desktop Entry] Name=WeChat ...
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Japanese input on 16.04 with Fcitx and Mozc

Typing Japanese on Ubuntu used to mean ibus-mozc, but ibus-mozc has been less and less maintained since 2015: Ubuntu 15.10 is supposed to start using Fcitx rather than ibus as their default input ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: where to set Xim server name?

I am using fcitx 4.2.9.1. When running fcitx-diagnose, I get the following error regarding the Xim section: Xim: ${XMODIFIERS}: Environment variable XMODIFIERS is set to "@im=fcitx" correctly. Xim ...
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Wrong keyboard layouts

I want to be able to switch my keyboard layout between German and English (UK). As default I set it system-wide to English (UK, extended WinKeys), using sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration ...
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Fcitx “Extra key for trigger input method” changes back to default after restart

Using Ubuntu 15.10. Configuring input using the Input Method Configuration screen. Whenever I change Extra key for trigger input method it works for only that session. Once I restart the computer it ...
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fcitx won't trigger IME on super+space

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I just finished installing the sougoupinyin IME with fcitx,Everything works fine. I want to change the default hotkey combination of Trigger Input Method from L-CTRL + ...
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Can't map caps lock to ctrl after installed fcitx

My system is 14.04 ubuntu LTS. I was using IBus as my input method and mapped caps lock to ctrl by adding XKBOPTIONS=“ctrl:nocaps to my /etc/default/keyboard. But lately I changed to fcitx and I can'...
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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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Input methods do not work

I need to use English, Chinese and Spanish input methods on my computer. Both the Chinese and Spanish input methods: show icon but they do not work They currently function exactly the same as ...
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cannot uninstall fcitx without causing a login loop

SO I was playing around with different pinyin (chinese input) options and one of them required me to install fcitx so I did. I ended up not wanting to use it so I uninstalled it... sudo apt-get ...
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Lubuntu keyboard layout toggle hotkey combination

I recently upgraded to Lubuntu 15.1 (previously had 14.04) and have installed two keyboard layouts: fr-fr and en-us. I can change between the layouts with setxkbmap, but setting the toggle option with ...
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FCITX pinyin input menu doesnt appear

I ham running fcitx in 15.04 XFCE Ubuntu (XUbuntu) and my fcitx daemon is working fine for both Chewing and Google Pinyin input, however the menu with pinyin entries never shows up when I type. So for ...
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Can't get into desktop after messing with input method settings

I wanted to use fcitx as the input method framework in Xubuntu desktop and made the changes using im-config. After the change I restarted X Server and can't get into desktop. I tried rebooting, ...
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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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fcitx process using more memory

yesterday i activated onscreen keyboard after notified fcitx process use 2600 Mb of ram so my machine is super slow,but everything is ok when i kill that process,what is this fcxti process and what ...
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Create custom table based input in FCITX

To be able to input common Unicode characters, I want to create my own input method. I would like to use FCITX, because I am already using it for Sogou-pinyin. I have tried to follow the guide here ...
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ubuntu 14.04 remove ibus but system setting disappear

I used to remove ibus and install fcitx for typing Chinese.But this time when I remove ibus ,it automaticly remove these things ibus ibus-table ubuntu-desktop unity-control-center unity-control-...
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LUBUNTU 14.04 and fcitx-qimpanel : How to remove this BLACK SQUARE

Now that FCITX-QIMPANEL is properly installed on my LUBUNTU 14.04 (see this problem on askubuntu Installing SOGOU 搜狗拼音) I still have a small problem : How to remove this black square that appears ...
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Installing SOGOU 搜狗拼音

SOGOU (搜狗) is a popular Chinese input software. For Ubuntu 14.04, they worked with the team of Ubuntu Kylin to create a linux version of their software. It's based on FCITX input software, which is ...