[Localization] SCIM

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Mon Aug 18 01:20:09 EDT 2008

On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 5:53 AM, Sayamindu Dasgupta <sayamindu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Edward,
> I have been playing around with SCIM and I would probably try to
> replace our entire XKB based setup with SCIM for 9.1.0. If you want to
> use SCIM right now, you will have to follow the directions at
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/SCIM

None of them work for me in a ship-2 from a few days ago.

yum install japanese-fonts
yum install scim-anthy

both say

Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for
repository:  olpc_koji-ship2. Please verify its path and try again.

I can install other software with no problem.

> Ideally, for 9.1.0, I would not want the user experience to change,
> and I will not like SCIM to expose itself (ie, the SCIM panel, or any
> sort of notification icon) by default. To get SCIM on the XO by
> default, the current TODO list looks like
> * Strip out all the unneeded stuff (as Korakurider mentioned, there's
> Perl, and I also got some comments that the total amount of
> dependencies pulled in by some optional SCIM components can run upto
> 100 MB, which is unacceptable)
> * Port our existing keymaps to SCIM (this is going to be quite a bit
> of grunt work, around 30 layouts to port)
> * Make a tool that will automagically configure SCIM (based on the
> data from the OFW). We do this for XKB by a shell script.
> There's a very interesting tool in SCIM called scim-config-agent - I
> think it can be very useful for our automagical SCIM configuration
> script. However, I cannot find much documentation for it, if anyone
> knows more about this, please do let me know. Currently I'm looking at
> the SCIM config file, trying to figure out the parameters for
> scim-config-agent.
> Cheers,
> Sayamindu
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I see that we have finally gotten around to SCIM (Smart Common Input
>> Method), which will make our Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and some other
>> users of complex writing systems very happy. What do we need to do? Is
>> there a way to use SCIM now? I would like to test CJK input in various
>> activities ASAP. (I was in the Peace Corps in Korea starting in 1967,
>> then lived in Japan, then studied Buddhist Chinese.)
>> --
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>> And Children are my nation.
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>> And Truth my destination.
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Silent Thunder [ 默雷 / शब्दगर्ज ] is my name,
And Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place,
And Truth my destination.

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