Apologies, didn’t know there was a Kinoite category before. Should have checked better. And I do understand Kinoite is still a ‘baby’
Yes, as @nikicool pointed out, there is a need for an IME. On regular Silverblue, with GTK seems to be default, I mean, in the settings, just add Chinese input method [pinyin in my case] and that’s about it.
On Kinoite, as I’m using it as a clean install, instead of coming from Silverblue and rebase to Kinoite, not sure yet what is missing. Though most likely should be some ibus stuff. I say “not sure” because I can type latin based languages and russian, it’s with chinese the one with the issue.
Now that I think about this again, I recall that I experienced a similar issue before with other distros, and it was related to some ibus-table-pinyin not being installed, so even when adding the chinese layout couldn’t type chinese because the ‘ibus-table-pinyin’ wasn’t installed, or no ibus installed at all.
Also, not sure yet if Kinoite uses ibus or fcitx. Nonetheless, presuming ibus is the default input method in Kinoite, and ibus-table-pinyin is not installed, a question arises which is, should be default install, flatpaked or a layered package?
I’ll try to search and install the ibus-table-pinyin [should be ibus-libpinyin] to try to find out if this is the issue with Kinoite. Will report back.
Regards, and thanks!