Years ago CJK was simply supported in Webconverger by the appropriate SCIM based packages in Linux distributions. I am well versed in this after working on a Korean distribution called Hannux in another life.
For old versions of Webconverger, one needed to simply add the packages:
ttf-vlgothic scim-anthy scim-uim scim-skk scim-prime scim-canna scim-tables-ja
And it worked amazingly, considering SCIM was written in a billion lines of bonkers C++. Unsurprisingly SCIM became unmaintained and I removed the CJK support because it was bulking the image too much.
Now we have ibus which replaces the functionally of the unmaintained SCIM project and allows input method switching in Xorg.
ibus-mozc mozc-utils-gui ttf-vlgothic ibus-gtk
Building these and their dependencies would take a LOT of time, so I am thankful Webconverger is still based upon Debian packaging .
To get the ibus daemon running you need to add into
export GTK_IM_MODULE=ibus export XMODIFIERS=@im=ibus export QT_IM_MODULE=ibus ibus-daemon -x -d
And you need to
ibus-setup in advance with by extracting in ~webc:
curl -s http://archive.webconverger.com/japanese-mozc-gconf.tar.gz | tar zxvf -
Finally outside the chroot, you need to append
locale=ja on the
--bootappend-live line of
Here is my complete work log to guide you through the currently cumbersome process.
- Installing the relevant packages and dependencies
- ibus environment details for .xinitrc
- the bonkers gconf configuration preset
locale=jaon the boot parameter
At this stage with our unstable git-fs work on trunk, dbus needs to be installed. So work from the 14.1 tag to be sure.
Hopefully this gave you some insight to a Webconverger build and with Japanese developer support, we can have Japanese support by default in Webconverger. If you don't manage to build it, try this demo.