Archive for February, 2015

Japanese Input on Fedora 21 Linux

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Setting up Japanese input IME (日本語入力方法) on Fedora 21 Linux under the Gnome 3 environment is quick and easy, and can even be done during the initial setup process. It is the same method as the previous Fedora 20 release.

This quick tutorial will show you how to set up Japanese input.

Japanese IME Setup Procedure

To start, open Activities from the Top Panel.

In the Search Box, type Region & Language and select Region & Language.


On the Input Sources section of the Settings screen, press the + in the lower left corner to add a new keyboard input source.


On the Add an Input Source screen, select Japanese.


On the next Add an Input Source screen, select Japanese (Kana Kanji).


Press Add.

Close the Region & Language menu.

You should now have the input language menu in the top bar. The en displayed means English keyboard.


Press it and select Japanese (Kana Kanji) to change to Japanese Input.


The en should have changed to a katakana あ to indicate Japanese input.


That’s it. You can now type in Japanese.


Press the katakana あ in the top bar while in Japanese input mode to toggle between various input modes and typing methods.



Japanese Input on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

This tutorial will show you how to set up Japanese input IME (日本語入力方法) on Ubuntu Linux 14.10 from the Unity interface so you can type in Japanese in all your favorite Ubuntu applications.

Setup Procedure

To start, select Dash home from the Unity Launcher.


From the Dash home, search for Language Support.


Select Language Support.


Note: If you get the language support is not installed completely dialog box at this point, press Install to install them now.


On the Language tab of the Language Support screen, press Install / Remove Languages…

On the Installed Languages screen, scroll down to Japanese and check Installed, and then press Apply Changes.

Enter your password on the Authenticate screen.

It will take a few moments to download and install the Japanese IME packages.

Back on the Language Support screen, select IBus for the Keyboard input method system, and then press Close.


For these settings to go into effect, you must log out and log back in.


After logging back in, click the language icon from the top panel and select Text Entry Settings…


On the Text Entry screen, click the + icon on the button left of the Input sources to use area.


On the Choose an input source screen, scroll down and select Japanese (Anthy).


Press Add.

The Japanese Anthy input method will now be available from the language icon in the top panel.

Open up any application with a text box such as gedit and place the cursor in the text box.

Press the language icon on the tap panel and select Anthy.


The language icon will now change to the Anthy Aち icon.


That’s it. You can now type in Japanese in Ubuntu 14.10. お疲れさまでした。