Japanese Input under Linux
Getting Japanese input to work under Linux was a major pain back in the day. For work reason I did not use a Linux system for quite some time privately. So when I switched back to Linux I had to get Japanese Input working and please as simple and universal as on MacOS X.
Turns out that the newest kid on the block ibus is getting me what I want. On my PPC Debian wheezy box it took less than 15 minutes including the installation. Below is short reminder for myself how to do it.
sudo apt-get install ibus ibus-anthy
All the steps below are to be run as normal non-privileged user.
- From the command line run the im-config command.
- Click [Yes] until a choice of input methods is available. Choose the default one.
- Next run ibus-setup onfigure the keyboard shortcuts of choice and under the [Input Method] tab add Japanese -> Anthy.
- Edit ~/.bashrc and add the following lines
export GTK_IM_MODULE=ibus export XMODIFIERS=@im=ibus export QT_IM_MODULE=ibus
- Restart X session