I’ve been running Kinoite 35 for some time already, but haven’t been able to type Chinese, no matter what I do on the Keyboard Layout setup.
I’m certain that I’m missing something because I don’t think I need to layer any language package, it wouldn’t make sense?
I would appreciate any hint on how to solve this issue.
We’re still on the early days of Fedora Kinoite so we could definitely miss some packages for some specific configuration as I have not tested all input methods, etc. If you can figure out which package is missing compared to a classic Fedora KDE Spin installation that would greatly help and I would add them to Kinoite.
Can you also move that post to the Kinoite category? Thanks!
You need IME for chinese, right? I personally need it for japanese, im on silverblue, so its built-in Ibus in gnome. I tried getting advanced input methods (fcitx, ibus) to work in wayland outside of gnome a few times, but all in vain, doesnt seem like there are any working solutions.
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!
Can you try a classic Fedora KDE Spin and see if it works there?
Can you also open an issue in the KDE SIG tracker for tracking?
I think you will need to switch to Plasma X11, since ibus input is not working currently for Plasma Wayland. You also need to overlay im-chooser to enable ibus and then restart your session.
You can add the libpinyin IME inside ibus-setup if needed.
(If one is installing the KDE Spin, then it seems necessary to install ibus-libpinyin oneself (or one can add langpacks-zh_CN for more support.)
@siosm , I will try to open the issue at the SIG tracker. Regarding regular KDE spin, as with many KDE distros, the ibus-libpinyin has to be added manually, iirc, via DNF. Nonetheless, I’ll try to get the Fedora KDE spin and check, at least inside a VM, and will report back.
@petersen, thanks for the tip. I’ll try to take a look at it.
My pace is quite slow lately, so it will take some time to do this. Nonetheless, when I can get at it I will do report what I experience.