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Enable Japanese support in Linux.

There are various ways of doing this.

I am describing one way of doing this in CentOS/Redhat/Fedora Linux.
This is the first time that I tried this so some steps might seem redundant.

1. Install Japanese language during Linux installation.This will help to get system logs in Japanese.. not 100% but maximum of them.


2. Now when the system starts up in GUI mode... you can login into any Desktop ( KDE / GNOME) with language as Japanese from the language TAB on GDM and you will be able to see Japanese all  around.You could also have logged in with English language and  could have still got Japanese in your logs but not in your GUI.

3. Some editors such as KWRITE,EMACS work fine with Japanese support,so you can go ahead and open your files in them.
also Bash and xterm shells work fine.

To input Japanese characters, you can do this in 2 ways.
With kinput2/canna or with SCIM.
I have done the same with the former option.The packages for kinput2 are available with Redhat/Centos/Fedora

1. Enable support by editing the .dmrc file in home of the user.
Refer this link for more info.
http://f40.aaa.livedoor.jp/~green/pukiwiki.php?CentOS-FAQ%2F4.x (requires translation from google)

2. Switch the input mode by
# system-switch-im

3. To enable conversion refer this link
http://www.suse.de/~mfabian/suse-cjk/kinput2-canna-simple-exampl.html
("shift+space" enables input and "space" for more options)

4.Refer this link for more info on other methods and other OS
http://linux-cjk.net/IM/computertaijutsu/jpninpt.html
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