Re: Chinese input question

From: Andrey Asadchev (
Date: 12/30/03

Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 23:10:21 -0500

Neil Zanella wrote:
> Hello,
> I am running Fedora Core 1 Linux with XFree86 4.3.0, vim 6.2, xcin 2.5.3, and all
> locales installed. I would like to enter some chinese characters at the keyboard,
> perhaps by either entering their Pinyin equivalents or using other popular input
> methods available on my system. I ended up starting the xcin server as follows:
> $ export LANG=zh_CN.GB2312 && xcin
> XCIN (Chinese XIM server) version 2.5.3-pre2.
> (module ver: 20010918, syscin ver: 20000210).
> (use "-h" option for help)
> xcin: locale "zh_CN.GB2312" encoding "gb2312"
> xcin: XIM server "xcin-zh_CN.GB2312" transport "X/"
> xcin: inp_styles: Root OverTheSpot

You forgot
export XMODIFIERS="@im=xcin"

There is probably an option in xcin to choose how to switch input,
keyboard layout, etc. Under ami (korean input) it is [space]+[shift] to
switch between eng or korean