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Old 16th July 2009, 09:06 AM
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New to Fedora11; need some guidance and help

hi all,

i am new here and i am new in using Fedora 11. I work in a company and the client requested the Settings in Fedora 11 to S-JIS. So i am assuming he meant the encoding type.

i dont know where i could find this. What i did was just set the keyboard input to add Japanese, so when you press ctrl+space you can shift to japanese input or english input. is this correct?

i've also read about this locale thing, i dont understand what this means.
And also about this command that i found " yum install scim-lang-japanese "

Hope you guyz can help and make me understand.

Thanks so much.
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Old 16th July 2009, 10:12 AM
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SJIS?????

Ok, in F11, the default input manager is ibus, rather than scim. However, if scim is working for you, that's great, don't worry about ibus at this point.

SJIS, shift JIS is the former MS default encoding method. However, even MS has pretty much turned to UTF-8, as has everyone else.

I have a page that although somewhat dated, goes into much of this. Don't worry about the actual instructions though, it's really written for people who prefer minimalist window managers. These days, in most of the desktop oriented distributions, one just sets it the way you did.

However, the chances are that it's coming out in UTF-8 rather than SJIS.

Locales are settings that enable a system to work with certain languages--the LC_CTYPE variable is part of this. One thing you can do is


locale -a |grep ja_JP

This will probably give back something like ja_JP.EUC-JP, ja_JP. ja_JP-UTF-8 and the like. If ctl+space is doing Japanese then you're fine as far as that goes.

My page is at
http://home.roadrunner.com/~computer...u/jpninpt.html


(The README for scim has it listed with an outdated url that no longer works.)
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Old 16th July 2009, 10:13 AM
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Oh, the reason I did SJIS with a lot of question marks is that I'm rather surprised someone requested it. As mentioned, I believe MS too, has abandoned it.
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Old 16th July 2009, 12:29 PM
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thanks for the help scottro.

the reason someone requested it, is one they are Japanese and 2nd, they want our working environment would be like theirs where in their encoding is SJIS. me myself i prefer UTF-8. but what can i do, they are the clients.
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Old 16th July 2009, 01:50 PM
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Agreed, the client is the client. Is shift-jis still used over there?

Actually, now that I think of it, I seem to remember someone mentioning that on Tokyo Linux list.

Anyway, hopefully, they can read the other company's Japanese and vice versa. (If one is encoded one way, and the other is only set to view another way, it will just look like mojibake--gibberish.)
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Old 16th July 2009, 04:06 PM
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yeah, mostly its request by the client part, due to some gibberish out put of japanese characters. thats why they mostly request the Shift-jis
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Old 16th July 2009, 04:09 PM
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i can now type japanese characters by pressing the ctrl+space.
my only problem is, if the encoding will be in Shift-JIS.

Thank you so much for the help sir scottro
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Old 17th July 2009, 01:32 AM
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i just found out, that the default input manager is ibus. so, is this ok?
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Old 20th July 2009, 01:33 AM
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ok, just read an e-mail from our client.
"Japanese character code: S-JIS"
this can be used by ibus, correct?
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