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PCLinuxOS 2007 Live-DVD for Buddhist Studies

Just made a Linux Live-DVD for IBC students. It based on PCLinuxOS 2007. It comes with 50 dictionaries and many cute fonts. One thing is for sure, it is better than Windows Vista. Desktop is in English, but it supports Chinese, Thai and all other languages. It has more than 20 kinds of input methods. Most fonts support Pali and romanized Sanskrit.

Configure PCLinuxOS as Chinese Desktop

1. Use Package Manager, install kde-i18n-zh_Ch.GB2312

2. Open Administration Center (at bottom of desktop)

How to make Scim work in PClinuxOS 2007?

After installing scim and scim tables (in Package Maganer, search scim, and select scim to install), fowllo these two steps:

  1. Log in as root user,
  2. Use Kwirte to open /etc/sysconfig/i18n (if the file does not exit, it will open an empty file),
  3. paste the following and save:

export GTK_IM_MODULE=xim
export QT_IM_MODULE=xim
XIM_PROGRAM="scim -d"

If you are not root user, in termal type:
$ su
Password: xxx (type root password)

How to make PCLinuxOS 2007 support Chinese

For Chinese support, you need to do the following:

1. install Chinese fonts from Fonts Install.
2. Install scim, scim-pinyin from Package Manager.
3. Install stardic, stardic dictionaries from Package Manager.

For Japanese and tranditional Chinese, you can choose install language at very begining of installation. For Korean, just follow the Chinese, install proper fonts and scim input methods.

How to Input Chinese in PClinuxOS 2007?

In English KDE Desktop, install Scim, Scim-pinyin (in Package Maganer, search scim, and select scim scim-pinyin to install).

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