openSUSE Gnome Basics: Japanese Kana Kanji and Pinyin input Part 2

Continued from openSUSE Gnome Basics: Japanese Kana Kanji and Pinyin input Part 1

Basic usage for Japanese Kana Kanji input source

Once you've set up Gnome desktop settings and iBus, you can switch to Japanese input in an application and enter Japanese text.

The following sample screen shots for Japanese text are in LibreOffice Writer. The font size was enlarged for easier reading.

To type Japanese characters:

1. Press <Super>-Space or click Japanese (Kana Kanji) on the top panel.

2. Start typing in Romaji. As you type, the input system suggests Hiragana characters.

The following example is boru (ball) in Hiragana, but the correct characters should be in Katakana.

3. Press the Space bar to change the text to Katakana.

4. To display other options for writing the text, press Space bar again or the Down arrow key. A list of options which include Katakana, Hiragana and Kanji is displayed. Press the number of the preferred option.

The Katakana for boru is option 1 in the list.

5. Press the Return/Enter key to add a space and input the next set of characters. Press the Return/ Enter key to move the cursor to the next line.

The following screen shot shows the characters for ninja, kemuri (smoke), samurai, and  chizu (cheese).

6. To switch back to English anytime, press <Super>-Space or click English (US) on the top panel.

Continued in openSUSE Gnome Basics: Japanese Kana Kanji and Pinyin input Part 3


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