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


  • 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
  • Standard fonts of Traditional Chinese
    • 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, supporting 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 Fcitx5 Fcitx IBus Uim Scim Nimf
Rime fcitx5-rime fcitx-rime ibus-rime built-in
Pinyin fcitx5-chinese-addons built-in ibus-pinyin scim-pinyinAUR built-in
Zhuyin fcitx5-chewing fcitx-chewing ibus-chewing scim-chewing built-in
fcitx5-table-extra fcitx-table-extra ibus-table-chinese scim-tablesAUR
Wubi built-in built-in ibus-table built-in scim-tablesAUR
Libpinyin fcitx-libpinyin ibus-libpinyin
SunPinyin fcitx-sunpinyin ibus-sunpinyin