[CentOS] Installing support for Chinese text in Centos 7

Sun Apr 2 15:27:53 UTC 2017
H <agents at meddatainc.com>

Thank you, I just discovered your post. I just installed fcitx-pinyin to try out.

On 02/25/2017 09:04 PM, Scott Robbins wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 08:51:41PM -0500, Scott Robbins wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 25, 2017 at 08:42:43PM -0500, H wrote:
>>> I have just done a minimal installation of Centos7 followed by X Windows and the Mate desktop on a workstation. Although the default language is English, I would like to be able to write Chinese text in various applications.
>>> I seem to remember this was very easy to do in Centos 6 and Gnome: possibly only requiring only a simple 'yum groupinstall "Chinese Support"' after which I could use iBus to switch between languages. This does not seem to work in Centos 7.
>> These days, I use fcitx-anthy on CentOS (which took some work to set up,
>> but ibus-anthy, at least, (for Japanese) worked pretty well. I have
>> instructions, again, for Japanese, but quite possibly applicable at
>> http://srobb.net/jpninpt.html#CentOS6
> I'm going to add that a quick look through pkgs.org shows that CentOS-7x
> does have packages for fcitx-pinyin and a few other Chinese engines, and it
> might be worth considering making the switch. It seems (general impression
> on my part) to be replacing ibus in a lot of places, in the same way ibus
> gradually replaced scim.