Ubuntu – 17.10 add Japanese input


Tried to add fcitx-mozc module to input Japanese on 17.10

apt install fcitx-mozc

then set the input method to fcitx ▾

But for some reason "日本語 Mozc" does not appear in the Input Sources (Text Entry).
(this after trying several times, rebooting in between)

It seems being on 17.10 makes a difference.

Is there another module to install?
Or maybe 17.10 does not support fcitx-mozc?

Best Answer

Ubuntu 17.10 is based on GNOME, and GNOME doesn't support Fcitx well. Unless your friend is using the Unity desktop, it's probably wise to advise them to install and use ibus-mozc instead.

(There is no "Text Entry" on your friend's 17.10, right?)


Otherwise, to use fcitx-mozc on Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME, it can be enabled from the Fcitx Config Tool. Not sure how well it works, though. If fcitx-mozc is considered important, your friend may want to switch to a non-GNOME desktop environment.