Localization/Chinese

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This article describes how to set up a Chinese language environment.

Fonts

  • adobe source han fonts
  • noto Chinese fonts
  • wqy fonts
    • wqy-microhei - WenQuanYi Micro Hei font family (also known as Hei, Gothic or Dotum) is a sans-serif style derived from Droid Sans Fallback, it offers high quality CJK outline font and it is extremely compact (~5M).
    • wqy-zenhei - Hei Ti Style (sans-serif) Chinese Outline font embedded with bitmapped Song Ti (also supporting Japanese (partial) and Korean characters).
    • wqy-bitmapfont - Bitmapped Song Ti (serif) Chinese font.
  • arphic fonts
  • opendesktop-fonts - New Sung font, previously is ttf-fireflysung package
  • ttf-hannom - Chinese and Vietnamese ttf fonts
  • Standart fonts of the Republic of China ministry of education in Taiwan
    • ttf-twAUR - Kai and Song traditional Chinese font from the Ministry of Education of Taiwan
    • ttf-twcns-fontsAUR Chinese TrueType fonts by Ministry of Education of Taiwan government, support CNS11643 standard, including Kai and Sung fontface.
  • Windows Chinese fonts
  • ttf-i.bmingAUR - CJK serif font that emphasis on an old-style typeface.

Input methods

The following input method (IM) engines are available for Chinese:

Engine Fcitx IBus SCIM uim gcin hime-gitAUR
Wubi built-in ibus-table scim-tablesAUR built-in ? ?
libchewing fcitx-chewing ibus-chewing scim-chewing uim-chewing optdepends optdepends
libgooglepinyin fcitx-googlepinyin ibus-googlepinyinAUR
libpinyin fcitx-libpinyin ibus-libpinyin
sunpinyin fcitx-sunpinyin ibus-sunpinyin
Rime fcitx-rime ibus-rime