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Friday May 26, 2017

Input Chinese in Linux

Ensure you have configured your linux environemnt

Input programs
  • SCIM (Smart Common Input Method) (check their old page for support i.e. if you need help for OpenOffice)
  • Xcin : xcin is a xim server to perform Chinese input under X. [DEFUNCT]
  • XA+CV : Xcin Anywhere, makes that xcin can be used in programs that ar not xim compatible.
  • Minichinput and magicchinput are based on chinput.
  • UNICON is a Linux kernel enhancement and user-level input software made by TurboLinux.
  • Smart Common Input Method platform : is a development platform to make Input Method developers live easier
LaTeX

You need to install Chinese fonts (see above for more information), LaTeX and Chinese LaTex-macro's. You can use you favorite editor (i.e. gvim) as an editor or you can use an GUI-based program like LyX (there is a CJK enabled version of LyX called CJK-LyX, see below for a link).
  • the macro's are in a package called cjk-latex for
    debian
    openSUSE
  • the macro's are in a package called CJK for
    Fedora/redhat (Thanks to Brian Tung for the link)
    RedHat [part of CLE - DISCONTINUED]
    Mandrake, ...
  • CTEX (Chinese)
  • CJK-Lyx is now merged into LyX. However it is recommended to set up and use unicode in LyX
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