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 information.

I've made (very preliminary) packages for scim, scim-table and scim-chinese. To use them, add the following line to your /etc/apt/sources.list
	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 locale? According to SCIM author, this is due to a bug in XFree86 4.3.0. Try use zh_CN instead.

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+.