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Questions tagged [japanese]

questions relating to the Japanese language and fonts

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How do I install the Japanese keyboard layout in Lubuntu 18.10?

What must I do to type in Japanese? I wish to use fcitx-mozc as Wakisaka recommends, but when I add 'Keyboard - Japanese' via Preferences > Fcitx Configuration, I get only a qwerty layout with Roman ...
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Enabling/installing Japanese input

How do I get Japanese input on 18.04? I have gone and installed Japanese as a language and experimenting, I can change the language setting to Japanese and restart. This shows all my menus in Japanese....
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Is there a kmap file for Japanese Kana?

I asked this question already on Superuser, but I'm starting to get the feeling that I asked it in the wrong community, so decided to ask it here as well. I'm just looking for a kmap file for ...
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Japanese default input mode

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on my PC, I use Mozc to input Japanese. Its default input mode is direct input(input English), I need to change it to hirakana everytime after restarting PC. Can I make ...
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Anthy (uim) doesn't convert anything?

Anthy, the Japanese input method, doesn't convert anything. That is, I can't type any katakana or kanji. I'm using uim, and I set "begin conversion" hotkey as Space Bar. I tried converting "はんどる" to ...
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ubuntu 18.04 how do enable the japanese keyboard and conversion to hiragana?

I am new to Ubuntu i downloaded 18.04 and have struggled to get the Japanese conversion working. I saw many older answers on this forum. In the end I found my solution on a Japanese web site https:/...
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Google IME for Japanese Ubuntu 18.04 (Budgie)

Hello I got Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 and I wanna have Japnese keyboard input. So is there a way to install Google IME on ubuntu?
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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 enable japanese input in Ubuntu Mate 18.04?

Not much to elaborate on my side: how can I enable japanese input on ubuntu mate 18.04? I tried adding japanese language support and restarting. But I still don't see any viable keyboard layout to add....
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Japanese keyboard layout (JIS) missing in Ubuntu 18.04, strange Alt behavior

I have a standard Japanese keyboard (JIS) in my laptop. but this layout does not appear in Settings > Region & Language > Input sources. All of them seem to have the following ...
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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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How do I set up ibus Japanese input? (Kubuntu 17.10)

Sorry if I'm missing something obvious; I'm new to Ubuntu/Linux in general. I'm trying to set up a Japanese IME like Windows', and I'd heard that ibus was the program to use. I have it installed, I've ...
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Gnome-terminal blinking cursor gone after changing input-method

I have just moved to Japan and I bought the "ATOK X3 for Linux" software to properly input Japanese characters. It is a marvelous piece of software that I was already using in Windows and I paid it a ...
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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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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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How to add Kanji keyboard in Kubuntu 16.04

I'm learning Japanese currently, and I want to be able to add the Kanji keyboard to Kubuntu so I'll be able to type with Hiragana characters. Anyone know how this is done? When I add a new Japanese ...
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How do I delete a suggested kanji conversion from Mozc?

How do I delete 取り越し苦労 from Mozc's list of suggested kanji conversions for とりこし?
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how does ibus-mozc direct input mode work

i have seen the threads of How do I switch input modes in mozc without going to the IBus menu? and Make IBus-Mozc start in Hiragana rather than Direct input mode but as ibus-mozc is suppose to be an ...
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How do I enable Japanese and Chinese text in Ubuntu Server?

I have installed Ubuntu Server on my old laptop. It is terminal-only. I figured out how to enable Cyrillic characters display using dpkg-reconfigure console-setup. But I can't find a way to enable ...
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How to unzip a Japanese ZIP file, and avoid mojibake/garbled characters

I received a ZIP file from a Japanese customer. When I try to unzip it the file and folders names are messed up: $ unzip ~/Downloads/【新入荷ECM】資料.zip ... inflating: БyРVУ№Й╫ECMБzОСЧ┐/123_ГЖБ[ГXГPБ[ГX....
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Anthy Japanese is using Japanese keyboard layout. How do I use US?

I have added Japanese (Anthy) as an input source, but when I type with it selected, the characters that appear are hiragana which correspond to Japanese keyboard (not US keyboard). For instance, when ...
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When using mozc to input Japanese, it's using the last selected keyboard layout to input romaji - can I fix which one it uses?

I'm setting up Ubuntu to be able to input in three keyboard layouts: English (US) German Japanese (Mozc)(IBus) What I'm finding is if I switch from English to Japanese directly, then romaji is ...
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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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Using MeCab plugin in MySQL

I'm trying to set up the MeCab fulltext search plugin for MySQL (5.7.17) on Ubuntu (16.04). However it's missing the libpluginmecab.so file, which is apparently "intentionally missing". I have MeCab, ...
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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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How can I use OCR on a partial screen capture to get text?

When I was still using Windows I loved using the capture2text OCR program to grab Japanese kanji from manga and dump them into jisho.org, and was wondering how I could get the same functionality on ...
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How do I translate Romaji to Kana?

I used Windows 10 before, and now switched to Ubuntu MATE 16.04. I got the Japanese input working quite nicely with Mozc. However, in Windows you could put in the Romaji and they would transit into ...
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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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Is it possible to specify Japanese Kana/Kanji font substitutions?

I want the OS to use English to display UI, but I need to read and write Japanese in applications and deal with files whose name is in Japanese. When applications use Western fonts and display ...
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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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Bq aquaris m10 ,install Japanese input programs

Ihave BQaquaris M10 ubuntu edition. I want to input Japanese from an external keyboard. Can I install Japanese input programs such as ibus-anthy, mozc or fcitx-mozc, anthy? Other methods can be used.
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Using Japanese and Thai in 16.04 [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu 16.04 and installed Japanese and Thai, I've followed the steps which I found in other posts for how to get Japanese working. However, when Thai is also installed a strange ...
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How to make week in calendar start on Sunday on Ubuntu GNOME? [duplicate]

As a part of me learning Japanese I want to eventually make my computer completely in Japanese, however there is one problem, in all the Japanese calendars I have the week starts on Sunday as opposed ...
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Ibus-Anthy not working in 16.04

I want to write in hiragana Japanese letters I'm using ubuntu 16.04 LTS I installed ibus-anthy using sudo apt-get installed ibus-anthy I also made ibus as default in language support and added ibus ...
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How to get a Japanese spell-checker?

For all the other languages I have installed, a spell-checker is also installed for my various applications, most importantly probably Firefox. The spell-checkers usually come with the language packs, ...
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How to convert Kanji back to Kana?

I am learning Japanese, but I haven't really learnt much Kanji yet, though I know a lot of the spoken stuff and can read Hiragana and Katakana. So I was wondering if there is some tool that can be ...
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Typed characters disappear when moving mouse (Firefox/Rikaichan/IBus-Mozc)

Characters sometimes disappears on Firefox: Enable IBus-Mozc to type in Japanese Type g Type a. The character が appears. Don't type Enter. Move the mouse The character disappears I would report a ...
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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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Anthy add as a language option ubuntu 16.04

By default when you install the japaneese language on Ubuntu 16.04 uses the mozc method. But is inconvenient for me thefore I want to install the anthy. So I installed these packages: pcmagas@...
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Why does my VLC window show weird fonts?

So, I have Japanese language installed on Ubuntu (even though it's not activated so I assume I have the fonts). When I play a file which is named "百物語の幽霊.mp3", it opens VLC but the window title is ...
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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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16.04 Japanese Text Input not working

There were a set of extra steps I needed to take with Ubuntu 14.04 that got Japanese text input working, but the same steps seem to not apply to 16.04. The system toggles between "En" and "Ja", but ...
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Japanese file names break

I am trying to fix an encoding issue with any zip files or rar files that I unzip. Anything I try to unzip through file-roller comes out like this if using the unzip utility in terminal this is the ...
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Ibus anthy - removing given input modes

For the Anthy engine in Ibus, you can press Ctrl + , to switch between entering text with hiragana, full width katakana, half width katakana, normal width latin and wide latin. I want to remove some ...
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How to switch between input-source modes through Terminal?

I have looked at the answers to the question How do I change keyboards from the command line?, however I have found that even though they indicate how to switch input-sources through Terminal, they do ...
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How to get Japanese Kanji characters as an input mode?

I am learning Japanese and I have found that after installing Japanese (Anthy) through the gnome-control-center that I have several input modes available to type with now under that, Hiragana, ...
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How to switch between Japanese input sources without all text being deleted from previous input source?

I am learning Japanese so I have installed Japanese (Anthy) through the gnome-control-center, but I have discovered something rather annoying, if I am typing in Hiragana and then I need to switch to ...
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How to set Japanese as input source?

I am trying to learn Japanese, and I thought that as a part of this it would be good if my computer allowed me to type in Japanese, however after installing the Japanese language packs and setting my ...
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15.10 Japanese input doesn't work

I've tried to add Japanese input using this but it doesn't work for me. After restart I've no ibus running (checked by ps aux) and no Japanese (Anthy) in text input settings. My default locale is ...
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Make IBus-Mozc start in Hiragana rather than Direct input mode

Every time I restart my computer and want to type in Japanese, pressing Super+Space is not enough, I also have to select Hiragana in Mozc's menu: Apparently noone is motivated to fix the underlying ...