Support Vietnamese input in IBus
First, I want to thank tails developers for your great work and effort. I would like to request an additional feature: add unikey for inputting vietnamese. This package is available and can be installed quickly (see link bellow); however, I'm affaid that this could unwittingly make tails less secure.
#1 Updated by BitingBird over 5 years ago
https://packages.qa.debian.org/i/ibus-unikey.html It is in Debian as well. It has not be updated since 2012, but it has only one bug and a popcon around 60.
nathan: you can always install it in Tails doing "sudo apt-get install ibus-unikey" after booting with root password.
#3 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago
- Subject changed from iBus unikey for inputting vietnamese to Support Vietnamese input in IBus
- Assignee set to nathan
- QA Check set to Info Needed
Thank you BitingBird. I did try to install it, and it seems to work fine.
Great, thanks for testing! I'd like to see Vietnamese input supported out-of-the-box by Tails.
My concern is that the package could cause security issues. Should I be?
I don't think an IBus input method can break Tails indirectly. It can of course have security issues, that will be dealt with by the Debian security team.
Now, I have another question: I see that Debian has two different ways to support Vietnamese input with IBus, namely ibus-table-viqr (maintained more actively) and ibus-unikey (more used). Any reason to pick one against the other?
#6 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago
- Category set to Internationalization
- Status changed from Confirmed to In Progress
- Assignee changed from nathan to intrigeri
- Target version set to Tails_1.3
- % Done changed from 0 to 10
- QA Check deleted (
- Feature Branch set to feature/7999-Vietnamese-input
#9 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago
nathan: in about half a hour, the latest ISO on http://nightly.tails.boum.org/build_Tails_ISO_experimental/ will include the IBus Unikey engine, and will automatically add it in front of the list of enabled ones. Tests would be welcome :)
#11 Updated by intrigeri about 5 years ago
intrigeri: Just did. It works great! Thanks for all your work.
Thanks for checking, and for your help on this ticket!
Don't hesitate coming back to us with other suggestions (fonts, whatever) that would improve user experience e.g. in Vietnamese, or any other language for which you can evaluate Tails' support :)