To put it another way, this page is of interest to non-native-Japanese-speakers, who wish to read, and possibly write, Japanese, on their Solaris machine.
At minimum, you should install the first two, but you may as well install all four. The Optional fonts come on the "languages CD", however.# Not really required, but it is a dependancy of the fonts" # SUNWjxplt Japanese X Window System platform software SUNWjxcft Japanese Required TrueType Font SUNWjxmft Japanese Required Bitmap Font SUNWjxoft Japanese Optional TrueType Font SUNWjxfnt Japanese Optional Bitmap Font
You will then want to add the involved directories to your font path. One way of doing this is:
xset fp+ /usr/openwin/lib/locale/ja/X11/fonts/TT xset fp+ /usr/openwin/lib/locale/ja/X11/fonts/75dpi
Note to GNOME/gtk2 users: after adding in all the Japanese fonts (particularly the larger "optional" set) things may suddenly start running reeeaaaly slow for you. In which case, I recommend running "fc-cache" as root, so that it generates up-to-date font.cache info for the new font directories. If that doesnt help enough, I would then recommend removing the optional bitmap font package, SUNWjxfnt.
First, install all the packages mentioned in the "Japanese Output" section, above. You will then need to add the following packages:
This gives you a word lookup server, a word lookup client, and an X input method client/server. You then have to start the various demons. First comes the word lookup server, Wnn:#from the regular CDs SUNWxim X Window System X Input Method Server Package SUNWjfpu Japanese localization common usr files #from the languages CD SUNWjwncr Japanese Input System - Wnn6 Client, (Root) SUNWjwncu Japanese Input System - Wnn6 Client, (Usr) SUNWjwncx Japanese Input System - Wnn6 Client X Window System SUNWjwndt Japanese Input System - Wnn6 Client for CDE SUNWjwnsr Japanese Input System - Wnn6 Server, (Root) SUNWjwnsu Japanese Input System - Wnn6 Server, (Usr) ######################## Optional stuff ######################### # You may also choose to install the atok input packages, instead of # using whatever the default input method "xjsi" is: #JSatsvr Japanese Input System ATOK12 root files #JSatsvu Japanese Input System ATOK12 usr files
Then you need to start the X11 client interface.# This one is normally started at login time automatically, but right now # you'll want to start it by hand. # This actually starts THREE demons! Sigh... /etc/init.d/Wnn6 start
LC_ALL=ja /usr/openwin/bin/htt -if xjsi -so -nosm & # or if you want to use the optional atok packages mentioned above, #LC_ALL=ja /usr/openwin/bin/htt -if atok12 -xim htt_xbe &
The htt flags are currently somewhat undocumented: I had to install the japanese locale fully, and log in, to find out what was required. I still dont know the meaning of xjsi, or -xim htt_xbe.
The -so option is rather useful: it allows starting "htt_props" separately, so that you can see the menus in English!. Unfortunately, I have found no method of doing the same for the Wnn control popup.
Once all this is done, you can finally input japanese chars... but usually, only in programs started with japanese mode enabled!
There will now be an odd little display line at the bottom of the window,
To switch to Japanese input mode, press [control]-[spacebar], and it will turn to a hiragana "A", indicating you are in romaji-based hiragana input mode. To switch back, press [control]-[spacebar] again.
If you want to be "old school" and give yourself a "kanji" key to trigger input, but you dont actually HAVE such a key.... you can use xmodmap to give yourself one. If you have a type6 sun keyboard, which has a "blank" key between Help and F1, , a way to do this isxmodmap -e 'keysym F13 = Kanji'
SUNWjos Japanese ON message files #core solaris CDs SUNWjfpu Japanese localization common usr files #SUNWjfpu was already added for the "Japanese input" section above SUNWlcl Locale Conversion Library SUNWlclx Locale Conversion Library (64-bit) #languages CD SUNWjfpue Japanese localization common usr files (Extensions) SUNWjfpux Japanese localization common usr files (64-bit) # For CDE, to give japanese as a language option SUNWeudlg UTF-8 L10N For CDE Desktop Login
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