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Configuring Gentoo With English Interface and SCIM

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To install SCIM, follow the following steps:

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1. #emerge arphicfonts
2. #emerge scim scim-pinyin
3. $nano ~/.xinitc

Add these lines to the .xinitc file:

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export XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM
export GTK_IM_MODULE=scim
export QT_IM_MODULE=scim
/usr/bin/scim -d

As a result, the .xinitc file may look like this:

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export XDG_MENU_PREFIX=gnome-
export XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM
export GTK_IM_MODULE=scim
export QT_IM_MODULE=scim
/usr/bin/scim -d
exec gnome-session

If your SCIM can startup, but it can’t switch to pinyin engine, you can add a line to the .xinitc file:

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export XDG_MENU_PREFIX=gnome-
export LC_CTYPE=zh_CN.UTF-8
export XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM
export GTK_IM_MODULE=scim
export QT_IM_MODULE=scim
/usr/bin/scim -d
exec gnome-session

After these have been done, you need to restart gnome to make it work.

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