The core components of scim-lib generally depends on
NOTHING: if you have a c++ compiler, you would be able to compile it. However should you prefer Gtk GUIs, then Gtk2 is required. scim-lib comes with several config modules, one of which is
gconf config module: you would need gconf (which is depend on other Gnome2 packages) to compile and make use of it.
(If you prefer KDE/Qt GUIs, then you would like to try [[Software.ScimKDE][skim|Software.ScimKDE][skim]].)
Install scim-lib from source
There are two choices to install scim-lib from source code: One is using released tarballs, the other is checking out from !CVS. The releases are relatively well tested and more stable, but may be a little outdated. The !CVS checkout is very bleeding-edge, but it's in heavy development, so more error-prone.
Install from releases
After downloading and uncompressing the released tarballs:
$ ./configure --prefix`/usr --sysconfdir`/etc $ make # make install
If you don't use options in
configure, SCIM is going to be installed in
Install from !CVS
First, checkout the source from !CVS
$ export CVS_RSH="ssh" $ cvs -z3 -d:ext:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot/scim checkout -P scim-lib $ cd scim-lib
After checking out the source:
$ ./bootstrap $ ./configure --prefix`/usr --sysconfdir`/etc $ make # make install
If you prefer KDE, you can checkout [[Software.ScimKDE][skim|Software.ScimKDE][skim]], the procedure is just the same as above, you only need to replace scim-lib with skim.
All the SCIM packages are included in the official portage, so all you have to do is
# emerge scim
If you want Pinyin (Simplified Chinese) input method, please emerge
scim-chinese; If table based (including Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Russian etc.) input method is prefered, please emerge
scim-table; If you are the users of
scim-m17n) is (are) what you want.
(Do not forget to specify the
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS"~x86"= before you emerge anything in SCIM if the latest versions are desired)
-gnome) is included in your
USE variable, or KDE/Qt is prefered, then probably you should also emerge
-- Main.- 18 Jul 2004
On many systems, it will also be necessary to configure the locales.
For some versions of the locales package, you should edit the file (as user
and for at least locales version 2.3.18, you should edit such a file as
(or "/jp", depending on the language) to include a locale and encoding appropriate for your purposes. For example, to use Simplified Chinese with Unicode encodings, insert the line
/usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED for a list of locales supported on your system.
Then create and install the locales in your system by running
man locale for more information on locales.
If your system is set up for a language other than the target language, an application to be used with SCIM will need to run in an environment set up for the target language.
For example, in a terminal running the
bash shell, type
export XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM export LC_CTYPE=zh_CN.UTF-8
Now if SCIM is running, you can run, say,
gedit from this terminal session, and use SCIM within that application to type Simplified Chinese.
To use the SCIM input methods in GTK applications (and in Gnome generally)
To use the SCIM input methods in Qt applications (KDE desktop)
export QT_IM_SWITCHER=imsw-multi export QT_IM_MODULE=scim
Of course, one can simplify this process by writing scripts that set the environment and run the desired application at once. For example, put the following in a file named "chinese", and make the file executable, and put it in your
#!/bin/bash # Launches argument program in an environment appropriate to use # with SCIM Chinese input method. Launches scim as daemon if it # doesn't find it running. export XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM export GTK_IM_MODULE=scim export QT_IM_SWITCHER=imsw-multi export QT_IM_MODULE=scim export LC_CTYPE=zh_CN.UTF-8 scim_running=`ps cax | grep -c ' scim'` if [ $scim_running == 0 ]; then scim -d fi exec $@
Then for example the command
chinese gedit will bring up gedit with everything set up properly.