Japanese Input on Mandrake Linux
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Howto: Japanese Input on Linux

1) Installation Reminder to run Japanese Input on Linux - You are here
Input keystroke,  Use of Kinput2 , Japanese input on Mandrake Linux

* Part 1 - How to run Japanese Input on Linux , Post-Installation*

Step 1 : Post-Installation Services Option

After you have finished Mandrake Installation (Partitions, Package Group Selection for Installation). You might need to configure the post-installation, which includes setting your root password, adding users , system-settings (time zone, soundcard, LANS..etc.), Post-Installation Services Option and eventually choosing Desktop(KDE). In the part of Post Installation (Services Option), you will see the followings :

+File Sharing
+DataBase Server
+Remote Administration

Be reminded that when you click on the "system", make sure the jserver is clicked (to be installed).

Step 2 : Change language in your own user account on Linux

Assume your user name is MeiLing. Go to shell (terminal) and type "localedrake" to change the language:

[MeiLing@local host]$localedrake
A window will pop up. Click on "Japanese" and "Japan", and then reboot
[MeiLing@local host]$reboot

Screenshot after reboot.  Japanese Text Screenshot
Japanese Locale

Japanese Text Screenshot

All command are in Japanese text. If you are familiar with katakana and a few kanji,
it's bascially easy to work in this function.

Katakana is one of the Japanese format , you may guess the meaning in "english":

The romaji is apurikeeshon , means application

  ofuisu , means office

taaminaru, means Terminal

nettowakku , means network

  maruchimedeia , means multimedia

hoomu , means home (personal files)

  bukkumaaku, bookmark

  kuikkuburauza, quick browse

  comando , command

  sukuriinnorokku,  Screen Lock

roguauto , logout

Back to Kinput2 now ! Click here for the keystroke method page and Have fun =)