Hi, glad to see you here.
If you are here, you should already know what SCIM is. Anyway, for
those who don't -- SCIM is the acronym for Smart Common Input Method
platform, written by SU Zhe (James Su). Please see its website for more
I've made (very preliminary) packages for scim, scim-table and
scim-chinese. To use them, add the following line to your
deb http://chinese.alioth.debian.org scim/
and run your favorite apt frontend (apt-get, aptitude, synaptic) and
you should see them.
The following is a small list of FAQs:
1. Q: I can see the input
method panel, type in PinYin, and see the characters I need. But when I
type enter or space bar, the characters don't appear in the application.
A: Are you using zh_CN.GB2312
to SCIM author, this is due to a bug in XFree86 4.3.0. Try use
2. Q: I used the package on
Alioth, but SCIM won't work in my GNOME 2.6. What's wrong?
A: So you are using GTK+ 2.4
from experimental, aren't you? The packages on Alioth is compiled
against GTK+ 2.2 in unstable (for now), and they won't work with GTK+
2.4. Please recompile SCIM against your own GTK+.