Keyboard Layouts

Asked by Sebastian Geiger on 2007-04-19

I want to be able to write chinese characters with Ubuntu, yet i can not find the chinese Keyboard layout. I tried the following steps yet:

System -> Administration -> Language Support -> I ticked Chinese
System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> I searched for chinese but couldnt find it.

What i would like is to be able to write both english and simplified chinese.
Is there a way to conveniently switch between different keyboard layouts? Like its possible on windows? (I mean the small language icon beside the clock in windows)

Best Regards
Lanoxx

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Lorenzo
Solved:
2007-04-22
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2007-04-22
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2007-04-20
DP (pederiva.d) said : #1

Hi, I don't know how to solve your problem with Chinese, but I can assure your it's possible (and easy) to switch between keyboard layouts. You can add to the panel the "Keyboard indicator"

Sebastian Geiger (lanoxx) said : #2

this solves only part of my problem but thanks so far.
yet i still dont know how to add the chinese layout.

Best Lorenzo (lorenzo-delledonne) said : #3

I don't speak Chinese at all, therefore I've never used a Chinese keyboard... but I hope this page will help you: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/InputMethods/SCIM/Setup

Sebastian Geiger (lanoxx) said : #4

Thanks Lorenzo Delledonne, that solved my question.