Tested 2013-09-11 on Lubuntu 13.04.
Whatever this is..
\sudo \apt-get install \ ibus-pinyin \ ` # `
\sudo /usr/bin/python3.3 /usr/bin/gnome-language-selector
If it prompts you about missing full language support, then let it do whatever it does to get it working.
- Click the "Install/Remove Languages" button.
- Find "Chinese (simplified)" and click the checkbox for the "Installed" column.
- Click "Apply changes"
In the "Language" tab, for the dropdown box next to "Keyboard input method system", select "IBus". Log out and log back in again.
- Input Method >
- [x] Customize active input methods
From the dropdown box, select "Pinyin", and click "Add"
- Open up any GUI text editor, like leafpad.
- Press control-space to enable it (the default hotkey)
- type nihao
Press control-space to disable it
- There's no tray icon
- The numbers aren't associated with the pinyin code. So 1 isn't always ¯ (e.g. ā) and 3 isn't always ˇ (e.g. ǎ), so there's no way to type quickly.
- I can't figure out how to get ba1 (bā, 八) to appear.
I can't figure out how to get shi2 (shí， 十) to appear.