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Chinese language support

minimal setup for Chinese input
If you want to setup the minimal facility to read and write Chinese text, without using the scripts:
as root:
apt-get install ttf-arphic-ukai ttf-arphic-uming
apt-get install im-switch ibus-table-chinese ibus-qt4 ibus-gtk
im-switch -s ibus

optionally, you can set up the ibus
as user, in console on X windows:

Enable starting of the daemon
Input Method -> Choose Chinese and then add
Advanced -> "Share the same input method among all applications"

You need the locale ko_KR.UTF-8. No need to make it default. If you don't have it yet, add it from command as root
dpkg-reconfigure locales

The procedure of Install

(a) Write lang=zh_CN (or lang=zh_TW) as cheatcode.

- If your aime is localization of an installed system on a HDD, there is no need to do localization in live mode. Install to HDD first, then after booting from the new syetem, do the following. If you want to set Korean localization in live-mode, you can do with the same procedure.

(b) If you use DHCP, or your WLAN setting is done automatically, you are already connected to Internet. Otherwise, set the connection to Internet first, using Ceni, etc.

(c) aptosid's iso has a lot of locale installed, so the update of package may take a while. You can reduce the install time of locale related packages with:
# dpkg-reconfigure locales

and removing locales you don't need.
(If you are setting up Chinese input, please keep en_US.UTF-8 and zh_CN.UTF-8 (or zh_TW.UTF-8). If you chose 'None' as the default locale, Chinese Input may not work. Please chose one locale for system default.

(d) execute scripts here
Chinese Language Support Scripts?

chosing Chinese_Input to enable writing of Chinese text. Some additional fonts are installed with this option, too.
after restarting X, Ibus will be activated by pressing Ctrl+Space.

- if you install to a HDD after installing Chinese Language support, the packages for it are installed on the HDD, but not all config files are automatically copied. So please do (e) and/or (f) on the newly installed system after booting.

tip to use fromiso + persist

In case if you need Live-mode in Chinese frequently, there is a good trick.
Prepare a USB flash memory stick bigger than 500MB.
Start the 'Install to USB' from the installer, or from menu.
As a cheatcodes option write
 lang=zh_CH  persist 
 lang=zh_TW  persist 

(please read fromiso+persist section in the manual)

After the installation to USB is finished, boot from this USB stick, and run Korean Language support scripts.
From next boot you have Korean enabled live-mode system.

written by muchan