how to teach scim-anthy about new words

Asked by Rolf Leggewie on 2008-12-04

Whenever I convert my name ロルフ in scim, it takes each syllable separately for conversion and thus suggests 炉流布. When I was still using uim, it did the same, but I was able to add my name to a dictionary and henceforth have the conversion turn out my name correctly. I can't see how to do that with scim-anthy.Please help.

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Ahmad Syukri Abdollah
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scim-anthy by default does not come with its dictionary utility, kasumi. Install it first. From terminal:
sudo apt-get install kasumi
After that, you can use the book icon on scim's toolbar to either add words or edit your custom dictionary. For example, in case of your name, spelling is ロルフ, sound is ろるふ, word type category is "Noun", and word type is "Name of People"

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) said : #2

Thank you for the kind explanation. It looks like what you are describing should accomplish what I am looking for. Alas, there seems to be some kind of error either in kasumi or in scim. The added word is not saved, the dict list remains empty. I'll look into this a bit more.

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) said : #3

Actually, it looks like I just may have forgotten to click some required button to actually save the word. Maybe there is some minor bug in saving the dictionary information. But essentially the solution is as syockit described it. Thank you!

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) said : #4

Thanks syockit, that solved my question.