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[Bug 1430893] Re: [FFe] Install Fcitx for Chinese users


As regards Korean, and considering bug #1412036, I suspect that Korean
users wish some change: Either the bug fixed or switch to fcitx.

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  [FFe] Install Fcitx for Chinese users

Status in im-config package in Ubuntu:
Status in language-selector package in Ubuntu:
Status in ubuntu-meta package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  There are currently two main supported input method frameworks
  available for CJK users: IBus (current default) and Fcitx. Both are
  mature projects, but Fcitx is better suited to Chinese users than IBus
  is, and is already the default in Ubuntu Kylin. IBus is increasingly
  moving in the direction of removing features upstream like tracking
  input state on a per-context basis. Also, the leading input method
  provider in China with more than 300 million users, Sogou, only
  supports Fcitx under Linux. Skinning support is non-existent in IBus.

  We've added support for Fcitx on the same level as IBus in Unity, so
  this FFe is a proposal to make Fcitx the default for Chinese locales
  this cycle, as a transition towards making Fcitx the default for all
  users next cycle. The changes should simply be seeding Fcitx and its
  related packages on the CD image, as well as possible changes to im-
  config. Those who have explicitly selected IBus as their chosen input
  method should be unaffected; these changes will only affect new users,
  and users who have never explicitly chosen an input method framework
  in their language settings.

  Also, this FFe propose to make language-selector to install more input
  method packages for Chinese users to their Fcitx equivalents
  (currently IBus) when adding/completing Chinese language support.

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