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Bug #16719

Switch from ibus-anthy to Mozc

Added by mercedes508 about 1 month ago. Updated 15 days ago.

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Description

Hey received a bug report from a japanese user, complaining about our current input method for japanese.

Here are a few reason why it would be better to switch to fcitx-mozc:

  • the accuracy of the conversion of Anthy to Kanji is so bad that the amount of
    kanji that can be converted is small, so it is useless
  • most japanese users use mozc

And in order to use this piece of software one has to reboot Tails after installing, so adding it through additional software doesn't do the trick.

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri about 1 month ago

  • Assignee changed from sajolida to intrigeri

I'll take a look as I've done work in this very area recently.

Note that we don't ship ibus-mozc so I'll fix this ticket's title once I'm there.

#2 Updated by intrigeri 18 days ago

  • Subject changed from Switch from ibus-mozc to fcitx-mozc to Switch from ibus-anthy to fcitx-mozc
  • Description updated (diff)
  • Category deleted (Accessibility)

#3 Updated by intrigeri 18 days ago

  • Subject changed from Switch from ibus-anthy to fcitx-mozc to Switch from ibus-anthy to Mozc
  • Assignee deleted (intrigeri)

We could try shipping ibus-mozc (either on top of ibus-anthy or instead of it), even though I'm not entirely convinced by the current state of its maintenance in Debian. My concern is that last time I tried to get feedback about such matters, I got very little, so I'm a bit afraid of making things worse for some users while satisfying some users' preferences. @mercedes508, can you please share (privately) the email address of this user, so I can at least ask them whether whatever we prepare is better for them than the status quo?

fcitx is a totally different beast and it has no IBus compatibility in Stretch (while there's fcitx5-module-ibus in Buster but that seems pretty much experimental at this point, no idea how well this would integrate with a GNOME desktop).

#4 Updated by mercedes508 15 days ago

intrigeri wrote:

@mercedes508, can you please share (privately) the email address of this user, so I can at least ask them whether whatever we prepare is better for them than the status quo?

Done.

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