[MacOSX] Cannot input Japanese text

Bug #282017 reported by Akihiro Noguchi on 2008-10-12
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Bug Description

Cannot input Japanese text using the default input method under MacOSX Leopard (10.5.5).
The problem also occurs when using ATOK (2008).

The version of Inkscape I'm using is 0.46.
The version of XQuartz is 2.3.1.

The system language is set to English (Australian) at the moment.

This bug can be reproduced by creating a new text box and trying to input Japanese characters.

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I have never tried entering Japanese but it is almost sure that the
regular Mac OS X way won't work: Inkscape is not a "true" OS X
application since it runs in X11. In particular it does not use the
text system of Mac OS X. Therefore, you need to figure out how to
enter japanese under X11/GTK, how you would do in Linux for example.
For that I am sorry but I cannot help. Many other people can. I know
you can write arabic in Inkscape in Mac OS X, so there must be a way
to input Japanese.
Sorry that it may disappoint you. I hope that you will find a solution

Andrey Kubashev (drulik) wrote :

Hi, Akihiro.

I use Inkscape under X11 and experience the same problems with Russian.

Any progress?

John Faith (jfaith7) wrote :

I found this workaround with Inkscape 0.46 under OS X 10.3:

- Open TextEdit and enter Japanese text there.
- Select the Japanese text and copy it.
- In the Inkscape document, enter text object mode and paste with CTRL-V.

tags: added: osx
removed: input japanese macosx
su_v (suv-lp) on 2010-02-20
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: text
Agnes Oshiro (agnes-oshiro) wrote :

This bug is still occurring with Inkscape 0.91 running on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.5.
I use romaji input, but the characters are not converted to Japanese and appears as alphabets.

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