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On 02/21/2011 04:18 PM, M Henri Day wrote:
2011/2/21 NoOp <>

On 02/20/2011 07:39 AM, M Henri Day wrote:
I recently had occasion to reinstall 64-bit Ubuntu 10.10 (n b, not
of a problem in Ubuntu itself, but because I replaced Windows Vista with
Windows 7 on the Windows side of this dual-boot machine and thereafter
failed in my attempts to restore GRUB2) and after doing so, noticed that
matter what I tried, I was unable to get SCIM to import CJK languages
into a
Writer text. Same problem, of course, when using OOo ; I'm using the
(Swedish) 3.3 version in both cases. SCIM works fine with other
on Ubuntu, like the gedit text editor or Gmail's compose. In contrast to
situation on Ubuntu, I have no problem using the Microsoft IMEs to import
these languages into LO or OOo texts. However, I don't want to be forced
run Windows 7 in order to write, e g, a Chinese or Japanese text in a LO
OOo document. Is it possible to get SCIM and LO to play nice with each
and in that event, does anyone have any suggestions as to how to go about
doing so ?...


Perhaps try iBus instead?

NoOp, thanks for your suggestion. Alas, I found myself unable to get IBus to
work ; for example, after installing IBus according to the instructions on
the Ubuntu Community page and adding Chinese and Japan, I didn't find «IBus
Preferences» under «System» → «Preferences», nor did «Ctrl + Space» start
IBus in, e g, LibreOffice, despite my having selected «ibus» as my keyboard
input method under «System» → «Administration» → «Language Support». So I'm
still trying to get SCIM to work. The thing that surprised me with respect
to Christian's advice above to set SCIM as my «global default» was that I
thought I had already  done so ; i e, I had edited my profile under /etc by
adding the following :
export XMODIFIERS='@im=SCIM'
export GTK_IM_MODULE="scim"
export XIM_PROGRAM="scim -d"
export QT_IM_MODULE="scim"
scim -d

I had also ensured that the following lines appeared in /etc/scim/global :
/SupportedUnicodeLocales = sv_SE.utf8,en_US.UTF-8. Previously, these
measures have sufficed to make SCIM work with OOo/LO....


SCIM is AFAIK really outdated. IBus is certainly the better choice. I'm
using Ubuntu 10.04, 32-bit hence things might be a bit different. I got
IBus to work pretty easily by adding it at System -> Preferences ->
Startup Applications. After restarting the desktop you should have an
IBus tool in the system tray.

In general, it might be easier to get help at the IBus user forum: I guess there should
also be resources with Ubuntu handling that kind of topics.

Last but not least the forum of the Beijing Linux User Group should also
be worth a try:
(registration required).

Best regards,

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