Ubuntu – How to install Chinese input in English Ubuntu


I haven't found the right setting for Chinese input, IBus pinyin.
If I want to write "ni hao" the correct alternative shows up after writing "nih" (as second alternative). But if I continue writing "niha" or "nihao" it will show something like "你哈". It seems it does not accept more than two characters per syllable?

I am used to writing the complete pinyin and not checking after every stroke if the correct alternative is in the list. Can I make it work like that?

I tried the incomplete pinyin switch, but that was not it. (The input method can not be documented, it will not show up on screenshots.)


Edit 31/8
The problem was a little different than I first thought, so I changed the question title.
Old title:
Chinese input: IBus pinyin will not accept all letters in syllable

Best Answer

fcitx should have better supports for all Chinese input methods.

  1. Switch the input system to fcitx in Language Support. (If you don't know what is "Language Support", just search it on the dash.)

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  2. Download the latest Sogou PinYin fcitx plugin from this.

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  3. Double click to launch Ubuntu Software to install the deb installation pack.

  4. Relogin your account.

  5. Try to switch to sogou pinyin input method under the fcitx input method list in the right-hand side of the top bar.

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  6. Type nih or nihao.

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