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#1 2002-10-14 03:20:09

scottro
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Japanese in Arch Linux

I'm wondering if anyone has tried to get Japanese working in Arch Linux.  I downloaded the canna and kinput tarballs from their respective sites.  A Gentoo developer friend gave me a patch for Canna that enabled me to compile it without errors, however, I've had no luck with kinput2. 

I'm not a programmer, and my efforts to hack the Makefile just made it worse. So, I'm just wondering if anyone has tried and if they've had any success.

Thanks

Scott

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#2 2002-10-16 11:06:08

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Re: Japanese in Arch Linux

Well, I got canna and kinput2 installed with the help of a couple of programmer friends.  However, I still can't input Japanese because there's no support for the locale--I tried to install kde-i18n but I'm getting messages that the package isn't found.  :-(

Thanks

Scott

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#3 2002-10-16 11:18:22

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Re: Japanese in Arch Linux

We have build problems with KDE-i18n
You can try to build it yourself by using abs, but it didn work for me since kde 3.0.0 sad

hopefully kde-3.1-beta2 will make the locale support. I building kde-3.1-beta2 right now. Will post if it worked or not.


apt-get install arch

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#4 2002-10-16 14:09:25

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Re: Japanese in Arch Linux

Well, I tried building it from abs, which worked. However, after installation, seems to have borked something else, since, now when I type startx it says hostname and a 3 digit number and network and another 3 digit number.  Also, I was still unable to input Japanese. 

On the bright side, I now, due to the help of my programmer friends, have a vanilla Canna and kinput2 tarball that should install on most versions of Linux without extra work.  I tested it on RootLinux which has no inherent Japanese support, after installing KDE on it, and it worked without problem.  (I did, however, have to uninstall their version of rxvt and recompile from source--there are two configuration options that are necessary for Asian language input


Thanks
Scott who's from NY which might even weirder. smile

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#5 2002-10-17 11:26:07

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Re: Japanese in Arch Linux

I've tried, get a make error while making the french translations, but who need french anyways? wink

"Je ne parle pas Français" big_smile


apt-get install arch

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#6 2002-10-17 12:26:01

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Re: Japanese in Arch Linux

moi aussi. Although, as I had it in grammar school, apparently I have such a good accent when I say I don't speak it that they think I'm kidding.

If any one else wants to try, and try the vanilla Japanese package I have, it's up at
www.blj8.com/~scottro/vanillajpn.tar.bz2   Untar it and you'll have tarballs for Canna and Kinput2 that should compile without hacking.

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#7 2002-10-17 19:20:30

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Re: Japanese in Arch Linux

jproctor and I have been discussing this.  We're going to nix the kde-i18n package from the ABS repository and just provide a FAQ question for users wanting to compile i18n support.  Rather than managing oodles of different kde-xx-lang packages, we're just gonna stick it to the users and make them compile their own.  wink

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#8 2002-10-18 12:25:23

scottro
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Re: Japanese in Arch Linux

Well, just do the Japanese one then.  smile


Seriously, if I can get some hackers on tlug interested in Arch, it'll get done.

Scott

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#9 2002-11-13 19:52:04

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Re: Japanese in Arch Linux

apeiro wrote:

Rather than managing oodles of different kde-xx-lang packages, we're just gonna stick it to the users and make them compile their own.  wink

Good idea, that's what I would do to! big_smile


Rouslan

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#10 2002-12-31 15:16:24

scottro
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Re: Japanese in Arch Linux

I'm just posting this for future reference.  As discussed in

this thread it is actually very easy to get Japanese working in Arch

Scott

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