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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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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Fcitx can't find KCModule on Kubuntu, even though it's insalled

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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Fcitx + Capslock

I'm using fcitx with japanese input in KDE. Capslock is configured in KDE's keyboard settings to switch languages. I not want to use fcitx's language swicher, just time to time manually activate Mozc ...
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Use of Hiragana and Katakana keys in Ubuntu 18.04

I will ask you a question for the first time. Until now, I used to switch between half-width and full-width keys and hiragana and katakana keys with ubuntu's fcitx. But after installing 18.04.3, when ...
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fcitx-autostart.desktop meddles with screen freeze

The issue of getting Asian language installed is settled with using specificities. Yet this is not explained. As described here, followed through the steps. When added to the following script ~/....
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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 works under LUbuntu

I'm trying to make fcitx works under LUbuntu. Here are problems I'm facing The fcitx is not auto-started with LUbuntu. I checked the lxsession auto-start configuration, and found that fcitx is not ...
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Chinese input of IBUS and fcitx both stopped working

Recently the Chinese input on my Ubuntu 18.04 started having some issues. First I couldn't select any word in IBUS intelligent pinyin candidates list which prompts out usually every time when inputing ...
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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 ...
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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 ...