Friday, October 30, 2009

HOWTO : Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop for Traditional Chinese users

Step 1 : Install Ubuntu

Select Traditional Chinese from the menu when you install and follows the instruction on screen. Choose Taiwan as time zone no matter you are living in Hong Kong or not. You may change to the correct time zone after the installation.

After that, you should update your Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2 : Install Traditional Chinese language support

Go to System >> Administration and select Language Support. Install the missing language pack. Make sure the panel displays "Chinese (Taiwan)" after the installation.

Step 3 : Install SCIM - Chinese Input Method (Optional)

Since the default Input Method - iBus is not mature and complete, I choose SCIM instead.

sudo apt-get install scim scim-modules-table scim-chewing scim-pinyin scim-chinese

After the install, you should logout and re-login or reboot instead.

After the re-login or reboot, go to System > Administration and select Language Support. Changes "iBus" to "SCIM" on the panel.

Step 4 : Bug fix the Flash on YouTube (Optional)

After played the Youtube with browser, you may find the Chinese characters not displayed well and correctly. You can fix it by the following steps.

sudo nano /etc/fonts/conf.d/49-sansserif.conf

Replaces the last fourth line where "sans-serif" to "sans".

Logout and re-login or reboot instead to make the change works.

That's all. See you.