ibus should work "out of the box" on Kubuntu

Bug #577716 reported by Shriramana Sharma
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ibus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ibus

ibus works "out of the box" on Ubuntu. It should do the same on Kubuntu as well. This is not a feature request. A working input method for international data entry is a *must* for modern desktop environments. So the absence of this is a bug.

Possibly due to the recent work for Lucid to integrate GNOME tray applications in KDE, it is possible to use the Ibus tray application and input international data into all KDE/GNOME applications (except OpenOffice) from the KDE 4 desktop environment itself. The relevant steps are outlined at http://wiki.debian.org/I18n/ibus and working on a regular Kubuntu Lucid release. Therefore, the steps outlined in the above wiki must be by default integrated into the default Kubuntu installation so that by merely installing the relevant ibus packages users of Kubuntu will be automatically enabled to enter international data.

Tags: eol lucid
YannUbuntu (yannubuntu)
Changed in ibus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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john e (john-godzero) wrote :

I must confirm.
The biggest use of ibus is for asian correspondence... and let's admit it... there is a lot of them.
I only use chinese/simplified/pinyin, but even I feel the pain.
If 1.3 billion people can't even use the keyboard, something's wrong. (only counting mainland china)

For me (american, non-asian, power user/developer) to not have a checkmark "chinese input" that just-works is a big bad no-no.

Ubuntu almost makes it easy... last i checked, but kubuntu/kde doesn't even try.

I have never found a way that works in KDE/Kububtu to say "my primary language is english, but i have chinese friends".

Kpim (or whatever it's called) never even tried to work, scim worked OK in 3.5 days (maybe i try again).
KDE's input seems to be European only.

OK, rant finished.

Yes, I do feel better now.


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Augustin (augustin-kde) wrote :

Also reported here:

At the very least, ibus, ibus-chewing & Co. should be already configured when the OS is installed in Chinese.
I recently installed Kubuntu in Chinese, but ibus was not configured at all and nothing worked out of the box.

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Augustin (augustin-kde) wrote :

How to change the 'importance' and the 'milestone' fields of this bug report?

tags: added: eol lucid
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