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Japanese かな input

I am using a normal Japanese keyboard on a laptop without ten keys. I installed ubuntu, the English(US) mode, at first. And I installed the japanese lang pack afterwards. I am now switching from ...
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Shift + Romaji => Katakana, MacOS like behavior

To input Japanese scripts, I am using iBus and its romaji input. To input Japanese katakana, I want to use shift key. For instance, a -> あ shift a -> ア ka -> か shift ka -> カ I have heard ...
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Keyboard layout with japanese mozc

I normally used a US keyboard and mozc for Japanese input - which worked. Recently I was (unsuccessfully) experimenting to setup a real Japanese keyboard in Ubuntu 21.10. I changed $HOME/.mozc/...
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Change Japanese(Anthy) Font in Gnome3

I'm trying to find a way to change the font used in Gnome3 when using the Japanese(Anthy) input method. I added Japanese(Anthy) as an Input Source under Settings -> Keyboard. I ran ibus-setup and ...
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How to change between Hiragana and Katakana using a shortcut on mozc?

i tried a lot of stuff, then i got it to switch from hiragana to katakana using shift + space, but it wouldn't change back, then i tried another thing, now i can switch from katakana to hiragana but i ...
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I want to type Japanese with a US layout but I can't figure out how

I'm trying to type Japanese on my computer but when I hit the A key I expect to get あ, but instead, I get ち. I can't figure out how to change to US keyboard. Here is a link to a screenshot of the ...
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Automatic kanji conversion as you type for Japanese input?

I have Japanese input working on Ubuntu 20.04 via mozc, but one thing that I miss from my Macbook is the sleek convert-as-you-type feature. I currently have to press the spacebar after writing ...
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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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Japanese Anthy output does not match keyboard characters

The first time I installed it was working as expected. But now the output is broken: If I type e it outputs い which is i in japanese If I type i it outputs に which is ni in japanese Any idea why is ...
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Japanese input doesn't work on 20.04

On lubuntu 20.04, ibus-daemon doesn't start at beginning of any session. If start it on the cli, everything seems to work ps ux |grep ibus alain 1771 0.1 0.3 272376 25904 pts/1 Sl 23:06 ...
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Is it possible to set your locale for specific games / programs when running via Proton in Steam?

I've got a few visual novels and light Japanese RPGs I'm attempting to play, and while entirely functional, the Japanese characters are displaying as boxes, which depending on the situation is ...
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Japanese input suddenly broken

I'm a Japanese student, and have previously been using Japanese input on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. It was working fine until yesterday, and stopped working earlier today when I rebooted. Symptoms Selecting ...
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Cannot find Japanese(Mozc) or Japanese(Anthy) in 20.04

I want to type in japanese and therefore installed the Japanese language through settings. When I go to select the language, I can find the language Japanese, but cannot find the specific Japanese(...
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Ubuntu 20.04 focal - Input keyboard language

I'm looking for a way to write in Japanese so with the various characters like hiragana, kanji ecc.. So i tried to put Japanese as input source but it didn't work. I also found some tutorials on ...
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Japanese Fonts do not display properly

I'm trying to install a japanese app called UTAU using wine , but whenever I open the installer it doesn't show correctly the japanese character, only a black square instead. I have the locale ja_JP....
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How to get rid of Japanese language on WPS document templates?

How do you get rid of Japanese language on "WPS Office" document templates? templates
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Japanese Input Ubuntu 18.04 Applications installed via Snap

I have re-installed Ubuntu 18.04 and did all the necessary steps to install Japanese (Mosz). On this window, I can use it 日本語 but on Skype application I cannot. (I could before). On Google Docs I also ...
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Japanese keyboard layout symbol file broken since 18.04 to 20.04 upgrade

I recently installed a Japanese layout keyboard on a Lenovo X220 laptop. Using the terminal, and xmonad as a window manager, I first did: $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration Where I ...
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Trigger Ctrl+key keycode or Hiragana to Control

I have a JIS keyboard with Katana & Hiragana keys I am trying to bind Control keys. I tried editing the following file JIS Keyboard Layout Keyboard Characters but it fails to change the keyboard ...
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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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Why does Chromium apply different Japanese font than specified in settings?

Despite working properly yesterday, suddenly all Japanese text in the bookmarks, URL, tabs, web pages are rendered in a different, difficult-to-read brush-stroke Japanese font in Chromium (version 80....
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Japanese keyboard (Mozc) wrong input Ubuntu 18.04.03

I'm completely new to Linux. Ubuntu 18.04.03 is my first Linux I just installed last month. Please help. I installed Japanese keyboard early on and it was working fine until one day, I believe after ...
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Simple question: Is there a pre-defined Japanese laptop keyboard layout for Ubuntu 18.04.3?

I've installed English Ubuntu 18.04.3 on the Japanese laptop Panasonic Let's Note CF-LX6 (late 2016), and the keyboard layout is quite different from a European one. My lower row looks like this: <...
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Japanese input stopped working for QT applications in 18.04

I'm using Anki to create flash cards for Japanese words. It worked last time I've checked, but now it doesn't even if I set input mode to hiragana. I've followed instructions in this question, but to ...
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How do I install japanese anthy ubuntu 18.04?

Third install of Ubuntu on 3rd machine. Never had an issue getting Japanese language (kana) input, but suddenly I can't find the settings I'm used to! Trying to get Anthy installed, but it's not ...
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Use Japanese keyboard with Cinnamon DE

I recently installed the latest LTS Ubuntu (18.04). I tried it, and installed Japanese keyboard (in addition of the French one). It worked perfectly, and I even had an AZERTY layout for my Japanese ...
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Where are mozc settings in Ubuntu 19.04?

I want to modify the Mozc settings. Problem: Clicking the gear at the right of Japanese (Mozc) has no effect: On previous versions of Ubuntu, a workaround was to run /usr/lib/mozc/mozc_tool --mode=...
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How to set up Ubuntu to less easily make full-width/half-width number mistakes?

In Japanese, numbers can be written either full-width or half-width: Full-width: 1234567890 Half-width: 1234567890 Nowadays in my field everyone use half-width, and using full-width is seen as a ...
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How to go downgrade Thunderbird to older version in 18.04?,

My indispensable addons don't work in Thunderbird 60.x (Japanese popup readers rikaichan, rikaichamp, yomichan, etc.) nor in 52.x (lightning calendar) so I want to downgrade to an even older version ...
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Ubuntu MATE anthy: Installed fctix-anthy and enabled it via fctix configurator. But I cannot swich into it

Today I have installed ubuntu MATE 18.04 and I need to write into 3 language setups: Greek, english and Japaneese. For the japaneese input I use anthy thus I installed: sudo apt-get install fctix ...
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Japanese Laptop with Japanese Keyboard Layout

I have a laptop with Japanese keyboard layout and I want to write portuguese-brazil, how to proceed? Im running the last version 19.04.
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How do I setup a Japanese keyboard on Kubuntu 18.04 (Plasma 5) for a Logicool K750?

I'm new to Kubuntu, having switched from Mint Cinnamon in January, but I have been having problems trying to get my LogiCool K750 Keyboard working correctly. Logicool is the Japanese brand for ...
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libreoffice writer crash when hitting enter key with japanese input method

Being a japanese learner, I recently configured my ubuntu system so I can use a Japanese input method (the Anthy method). I decided to create a document where I have a table containing 3 columns : a ...
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mozc.xml <layout> what are the possible values?

My goal is simple: to get the same Kana input layout as Windows on a US English keyboard. By default, the Kana input layout of iBus Mozc is very different from that of Windows. After reading this ...
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Different keyboard layouts with different languages 18.10

I want to use Dvorak for English and Qwerty for Chinese/Japanese. I can get Japanese input to work but it's still under the Dvorak layout. Any help would be much appreciated.
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ubuntu server 14.04 xvfb japanese characters as squares after release upgrade

Why did Japanese fonts suddenly stop displaying correctly? Very difficult tough complex situation, at one time this gaggle was working, broke after a platform upgrade that coincided with a new code ...
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How do I toggle input modes with Mozc?

I'm using Gnome with an international keyboard and I configured it to use fcitx IBus. I also installed Google_Japanese_Input in Windows, where it behaves as expected: Alt + Shift switch between ...
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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 I 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 this page on a Japanese ...
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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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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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