Friday, August 04, 2006

HOWTO setup xvnkb to type Vietnamese in Ubuntu

Note: If you don't have "gcc", "cvs" and "make" on your Ubuntu, please install them first

$sudo apt-get install gcc xlibs-dev libxft-dev make cvs


1. Get xvnkb source code from CVS (When it prompts password, please press Enter)

$ cvs -d ':pserver:anonymous@xvnkb.cvs.sf.net:/cvsroot/xvnkb' login
$ cvs -z3 -d ':pserver:anonymous@xvnkb.cvs.sf.net:/cvsroot/xvnkb'
checkout xvnkb


2. Make the source code

$ cd xvnkb
$ ./autogen.sh
$ ./configure
$ make


3. Install xvnkb

$sudo make install


Now you can start to type Vietnamese by using "xvnkb" at terminal console.

Update: After install xnvnkb, you can type Vietnamese in Word or gedit but cannot in Firefox. To type Vietnamese in Firefox, you need to install CHIM extension for Firefox from this address: http://xvnkb.sourceforge.net/chim/chim.xpi

1 comment:

Nem Chua said...

The link to chim.xpi does not seem to work any more.

Is there an updated link?

Thanks