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Input any language in Kubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy)

Finally after several months away from writing Japanese in KDE since Edgy, I’m now able to write it even in (most people complaining about crash while writing in openoffice with scim, CMIIW).

Last night my experiment worked!!!

Scim is supported in Ubuntu and Kubuntu by default. I think it is suggested application for writing foreign languages. To enable Scim by default (without choosing input method for each application you want to write in) so that you can Shift+Space directly to activate scim, please follow this.

  1.  Install language for Japanese, Korean, Arabic and others.
    • apt-get install scim-anthy scim-hangul, scim-tables-additional
  2. Create an 644 permission file: /etc/X11/Xsession.d/75custom-scim_init which contains
    • GTK_IM_MODULE=xim
  3. Run scim -d
  4. Logout
  5. Restart X (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace)

Have fun!