Ubuntu :: Anthy Japanese Text Input No Longer Works Since The Upgrade
Jan 12, 2010
Before I upgraded to Karmic, I had Japanese text input set up on my system, but since the upgrade it no longer works. I can still read Japanese text, and when I press Ctrl+SPACE I still get the ANTHY box in the bottom right-hand corner, but Japanese is no longer on the list of supported languages. how to get Japanese back?
For years I have been using scim-anthy for Japanese input under Linux. However just moving to ubuntu 10.10 I noticed that the development for scim has ceased and lots of people recommend moving to ibus. So I tried: I got ibus and ibus-anthy installed. I choose ibus as keyboard method input system under System->Adminsitration->Language Support ibus is up and running. I can see the icon. In ibus opreferences I added anthy under Input methods. I restarted X resp. the whole computer. I can choose Japanese-Anthy when clicking on the ibus icon. But nothing happens. I am still writing latin characters, no anthy popped up (like it used with scim), nothing.
I can't seem to get Japanese input working with scim-anthy. I have scim 1.4.9 installed and the daemon running. I have the scim-anthy 1.3.1 package installed as well. I can open and modify the scim-settings, but I can't get the anthy dialog to appear. Apparently, ctrl-space should bring up the dialog, but nothing happens. I tried following the instructions on this page under "Open a program with japanese input enabled - via command line", but still no dialog. After starting the daemon, I tried:
Code: XMODIFIERS='@im=SCIM' LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 gvim And no luck. Note that I don't really understand what that command is supposed to do. Should it be something different?
I don't know if this is an Ubuntu issue or what, but I've seen other Anthy threads on this forum so I figured I'd just post my issue here and see if anyone has the same problem. When using Japanese Anthy in Ubuntu 9.10 I sometimes get incorrect kanji. For example the first kanji (choku) in 直接 will only come up as the Chinese version of the kanji. On websites this kanji is displayed correctly but I just can't type it correctly. Very frustrating.
Using Anthy with IBus I'm having troubles typing the correct characters. I have stickers set on my keys that correspond with the correct keys for Windows/Google IME. Unfortunately Anthy and IBus have my keys mapped differently than this for some reason. If I have "Use System Keyboard Layout" checked in IBus settings the character ろ isn't mapped at all and if I uncheck it, a very large number of characters are mapped to completely different keys. When I look at the keyboard layout for Japanese Kana I've also noticed that ろ is unmapped. If it's not clear, I typically type using 1 keystroke being equal to a single character rather than typing in Romaji.
I have successfully installed Japanese language packages and Anthy as well as Skype. These were simple. There is a problem though and that is when I use the keyboard shortcut to activate the switch between language fonts in Skype there is no effect. What do I have to do to get the fonts to work within Skype? It works just fine with firefox, gedit and other programs; just Skype. Could this perhaps be a bug within Skype that I have no control over?
I would like to use Japanese kana (hiragana, katakana, kanji) on Ubuntu but everything that I've tried to get it set up and running isn't working. The Spanish that I have set up is working perfectly so far.
I've read, the SCIM input program should start up automatically when loading a program, it doesn't. When I have it loaded I cannot seem to get the input working.
Actually I want to log a bug but I don't really know what package to log it against. The problem is that by default Pango is choosing the AR PL UMing CN as the font to render Japanese text when the current font doesn't have Japanese glyphs. But AR PL UMing CN is a Chinese font, so Chinese glyphs for kanji characters (e.g., 覚) are displayed. This is jarring and confusing for Japanese readers.
This situation mostly arises when you have mixed English and Japanese text. Some applications (for instance Firefox) will allow you to select a font for Asian text. Thus if the text contains only Asian characters it will use the font you select, rather than what Pango would have selected. But if it is a mix of English and Japanese, you end up with the wrong glyphs.
Other environments (like gnome-terminal, or a gedit) have difficulties as well. Since the primary interface requires mono spaced roman characters you run into difficulty selecting fonts. Most Japanese fonts only have proportional roman characters. This means that if use a nice roman font and use Japanese text (for instance file names), you end up with Chinese glyphs. What I want is a mechanism that will work across all of Gnome for selecting the font I want to use for Chinese characters. That way I can choose either Japanese or Chinese glyphs.
I realize this is low priority. It only bugs me a little, but many of my Japanese colleagues are put off from using Ubuntu because they are confused by the Chinese glyphs that pop up on my screen from time to time. As I said, I'd like to file a bug, but I'm not sure against what package...
I got the conversion to work for hiragana to kanji by downloading the language support, but now I can't input things in katakana there is no option for it on Anthy. I looked all over. There's no drop down menu for me to change it. One more thing, how do I change the default font to a different one for Japanese scripts?
I recently upgraded from 9.04 to 9.10 and the sound on my machine no longer works. I was previously using the OSS for sound. I'd like the sound solution that requires the minimal effort and I don't necessarily need to run OSS again. Ubuntu is installed on a Dell Optiplex 960.
I recently upgraded my Zepto laptop to Natty (11.04), and unfortunately the wifi no longer worked. I have a WPA net, and the combination with a Ralink chip seems unfortunate - judging from the number of internet posts.After browsing loads of threads on the 'net I think I have found a solution for 11.04 - it will work out of the box in 11.10 !
1) Add "blacklist rt2800pci" to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
I think this makes the wifi stuff work as I can then do "iwlist wlan0 scan" and get reasonable output. But there is no integration with the Network Manager. So I have also done this (again, with inspiration from a few threads):
2) Edit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf - change the "managed=false" under "[ifupdown]" to "managed=true".
You may have to do a "service network-manager restart", restart or similar to get it going.It also seems I can suspend and get a wifi net connection upon wakeup.
When I run update manager, it gives me an error message saying:
This can be caused by: * A previous update which didn't complete * Problems with some of the installed software * Unofficial software packages not provided by Ubuntu * Normal changes of a pre-release version of Ubuntu if I click partial upgrade, it looks like it did during the upgrade, then says:
There are no upgrades available for your system. The upgrade will now be canceled. if I click close from the first "not all updates can be installed" dialog, it says:
It is impossible to install or remove any software. Please use the package manager "Synaptic" or run "sudo apt-get install -f" in a terminal to fix this issue at first. running the suggested line gives the following output:
In Synaptic, fixing broken packages does nothing. Mark All Updates > Apply seems to work, but I'd still like to figure out why Update Manager does not?
my HUAWEI E160E Virgin Mobile no longer works after upgrade to Lucid it is detected but the connection no longer works. I tried deleting the connection and trying again but the modem is not detected in network-manager. The modem was working when i was using Karmic and still works on my UNR Karmic Netbook. I have tried various methods but I have not been able to get it to work.
Since I upgraded to 10.04 and ran Computer Janitor, the Xiphos Bible Guide no longer works. The splash screen comes up for a second and then disappears. I've tried removing and re-installing the program to no avail.
I am running KDE 4.5.1 on Ubuntu and came to Ubuntu from Windows, On Windows they have a very sophisticated Input Method for typing foreign characters especially symbolic ones like Japanese.
I find that while Linux makes a lot of things so much easier than any other system, I have yet to figure out how to get any sort of input method running on Ubuntu (KDE Desktop).
It's important for me to be able to type hiragana, katakana, and kanji as I'm learning the Japanese language. I've browsed forums for about 2 weeks giving examples on Ibus, uuim, and some others but even though Ibus works a little buggy on Gnome I really need an alternative that's works well and with the KDE desktop.
Additionally, I have never seen any method (that did or didn't work) with installing Japanese font, everybody just said it was tricky.
Yesterday my Japanese input on F11x64 broke horribly. I have been using iBus all along, and didn't think I did any upgrades, but maybe there was a restart that picked up something previous. As soon as I hit the key to turn on the input method to type Japanese there would be a python process using 100% cpu, but no keyboard input. After fiddling about reinstalling python, iBus, scim and anthy and anything I else I could think of, I decided to upgrade to F13 to see if it would fix it. (trying to use scim instead of iBus hung the machine during start-up after login (I'm using KDE too if that makes any difference)). I did an upgrade instead of a fresh install fyi...
F13 is no better, and has the same issues with the python process. I have tried reinstalling everything again, as well as trying to avoid scim altogether, and just running iBus and Anthy. (The only other issue that I can think of (that prompted the initial restart) was that my .xsession-errors file in my home directory became huge -> 1.7gb!) Japanese input is crucial to my work (It doesn't even work if the default language of the system is set to Japanese), so hope someone has some ideas on how to resolve this, or even just knowing tha japanese is working for someone on a x64 KDE install would be encouraging...
I know it is possible, and I have been trying everything I can find, but I can't seem to get it to work. I went to languages in YaST and enabled Japanese as a second language, and I have tried adding japanese as a secondary keyboard layout under configure desktop-> regional and language settings. I have a little flag in the system tray that I can click to change from US to Japanese, but all that does is change what the punctuation buttons do.
I can't input Japanese charactersn KWriteough the input works in all other applications as far as I know). Does anyone have an idea what the cause might be, or what I should be looking at?The point is not that can't see the characters (but e.g. gibberish instead), but that the characters that I type in the input bar are not transfered into KWrite upon commit.
I am facing a peculiar issue when printing Japanese text through CUPS (though I am not sure if this is the right forum).
I developed a Java application (that uses a graphical object to print to a PrinterJob class) that prints text (of Japanese characters) to a printer. When I login in en_US/en_UK locale, the Japanese characters get printed from my Java app just fine. However, when I login in ja_JP and give a print job through my Java app, no Japanese text is printed at all. I get characters from only within the ASCII subset printed instead. I am using Serif and Courier New fonts in my app. Relevant details are:
In ja_JP, a@a:/usr/share/cups/charsets$ fc-match serif:lang=ja ttf-japanese-mincho.ttf: "Sazanami Mincho" "Regular" a@a:/usr/share/cups/charsets$ fc-match sans serif:lang=ja ttf-japanese-gothic.ttf: "VL Gothic" "regular"
I need to be able to switch between English and Japanese text when typing on my computer but I have no idea how to. I figured it out on both Windows and Mac but Ubuntu is giving me some trouble. I figure IBus is where I'm supposed to be going but even though I selected Japanese, it just isn't working.