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Fedora Core

Installation of SCIM on Fedora Core

Scim is included in Fedora Extras for FC3 and FC4, and also Fedora Core devel. (See for more information on how to use Fedora Extras. In FC4 and later yum is preconfigured to use extras.)

The easiest way to install it is to choose the language (IM Engine) you need and then install that:

  • Simplified Chinese: scim-pinyin
  • Traditional Chinese: scim-chewing
  • Japanese: scim-anthy
  • Korean: scim-hangul
  • other languages: try scim-tables-<language>

Once you have yum setup for extras, run as root:

yum install <ime-package>

where <ime-package> is one of the above packages. Of course you can install more than one IME package if you wish.

Configuring default Input system

If you use Chinese, Japanese or Korean by default on your desktop then after installing the scim package from Fedora Extras
it should be the default Input system by default for those languages.

If this is not the case, then you can change you default input method system wide with "system-switch-im",
or as a user on a system where system-switch-im is installed:

im-switch -s scim

If you are not able to install "system-switch-im", the equivalent operation is:

mkdir -p ~/.xinput.d
ln -s /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/scim ~/.xinput.d/default

Replace "default" by your locale without encoding (eg "ja_JP" for Japanese, etc), if you only want to use scim by default for desktop sessions in that language.