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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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FCITX and Cedilla Conflicting Configurations

I'm a Brazilian Portuguese native speaker, and, as such, I'm in need of the ç, not ć — which I believe is used in way less popular languages, so why is it the default??? —, so, in the past, I've ...
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Japanese input only works for system tools

I'm running Ubuntu 23.04 "Lunar" (on Xorg, if that matters). Altough configured correctly(?) most of my windows don't respect my current input method: I've configured Japanese Input with ...
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fcitx only uses Default keyboard layout and not the current language's (ubuntu 20.04)

I want to install a Japanese keyboard along with English and Hebrew ones. Up until now I had English and Hebrew keyboards set up through the OS settings, but a Japanese keyboard converted the English ...
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How to set the display length for overlong candidate words in the candidate pop-up window in Fcitx5?

I have some custom input words that are very long, and I want to display only the first few characters in the pop-up window, and use ellipses to represent the remaining characters. Does Fcitx5 support ...
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Chinese input does not work in Chrome (Ubuntu 23.04)

I have just installed Ubuntu 23.04 and found Chinese input does not work in Chrome. It does work on other applications, e.g. Firefox or gedit. Although the current status is set to "中" in ...
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KUbuntu 22.04.1, fcitx Chinese input cannot be triggered out of the box

First time using KUbuntu (22.04.1 LTS); used to use Mate & LUbuntu before, which my fcitx Chinese input had been working fine. However, With KUbuntu 22.04.1 LTS, my fcitx Chinese input is not ...
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Use Japanese input method with accents on Kubuntu 22.04

Ever since I upgraded to Kubuntu 22.04, the compose key in KDE stopped working. I cannot write accents anymore because of this. It resembles a similar issue I encountered in the past: Use accents with ...
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Kubuntu 22.04 - Japanese input fcitx fails to configure

With a fresh build of 22.04, I get this message when I click configure: You're currently running KDE, but KCModule for fcitx couldn't be found, the package name of KCModule is usually kcm-fcitx or ...
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KDE Plasma vs FCITX: What component is swallowing Ctrl-5?

After enabling Pinyin input via FCITX in KDE Plasma (Ubuntu Studio 22.04), Ctrl+5 gets eaten by something but I can't find where it is set, to change it. In Settings > Shortcuts, you can search for ...
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Can't use google-pinyin on Ubuntu 22.04

I have google-pinyin installed: $ sudo apt install -y fcitx-googlepinyin ... $ apt list --installed *pinyin* Listing... Done fcitx-googlepinyin/jammy,now 0.1.6-5 amd64 [installed] libgooglepinyin0/...
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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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fcitx often gives tty (WARN-PID# x11selection.c:309) Selection is too long

I do not remember this has been since when. Suddenly, since a few days ago or a week, this message came upon the Terminal which didn't do anything at the moment. Perhaps this might be something with ...
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Installing the fcitx5-frontend-qt5 package

I am trying to install the fcitx5-frontend-qt5 package so that I can use it on qt applications. Unfortunately, this error comes up every time: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How to stop fcitx-unikey stop showing the input in a small window

Whenever I tried to type in Vietnamese it keeps showing the input window. Is there anyways to remove the window? Please help me. Thanks! enter image description here
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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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KDE plasma input method settings shows "Cannot connect to Fcitx by DBus, is Fcitx running?"

When I open Input Method settings in KDE plasma and it showed "Cannot connect to Fcitx by DBus, is Fcitx running?" and I can't do any changes to input method since everything is grayed out. ...
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Cannot use input methods (iBus/fcitx) in WINE apps

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and KDE Plasma 5.18.8. Recently, I installed WeChat on Crossover 21 and found that I cannot input Chinese characters using iBus input method. When I click the text entry ...
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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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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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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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