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Vietnamese language support


minimal setup for Vietnamese input
If you want to setup the minimal facility to read and write Vietnamese text, without using the scripts:
as root:
apt-get install im-switch ibus-unikey ibus-table-viqr ibus-qt4 ibus-gtk
im-switch -s ibus


optionally, you can set up the ibus
as user, in console on X windows:
ibus-setup 


Enable starting of the daemon
Input Method -> Choose Vietnamese and then add
Advanced -> "Share the same input method among all applications"

You need the locale vi_VN.UTF-8. No need to make it default. If you don't have it yet, add it from command as root
dpkg-reconfigure locales


The procedure of Install

(a) Write lang=vi_VN as cheatcode.

- If your aime is localization of an installed system on a HDD, there is no need to do localization in live mode. Install to HDD first, then after booting from the new syetem, do the following. If you want to set Vietnamese localization in live-mode, you can do with the same procedure.

(b) If you use DHCP, or your WLAN setting is done automatically, you are already connected to Internet. Otherwise, set the connection to Internet first, using Ceni, etc.

(c) aptosid's iso has a lot of locale installed, so the update of package may take a while. You can reduce the install time of locale related packages with:
# dpkg-reconfigure locales

and removing locales you don't need.
(If you are setting up Vietnamese input, please keep en_US.UTF-8 and vi_VN.UTF-8. If you chose 'None' as the default locale, Vietnamese Input may not work. Please chose one locale for system default.

(d) execute scripts here
chosing Vietnamese_Input to enable writing of Vietnamese text. Some additional fonts are installed with this option, too.
after restarting X, Ibus will be activated by pressing Ctrl+Space.

- if you install to a HDD after installing Vietnamese Language support, the packages for it are installed on the HDD, but not all config files are automatically copied. So please do (e) and/or (f) on the newly installed system after booting.

tip to use fromiso + persist

In case if you need Live-mode in Vietnamese frequently, there is a good trick.
Prepare a USB flash memory stick bigger than 500MB.
Start the 'Install to USB' from the installer, or from menu.
As a cheatcodes option write
 lang=vi_VN  persist 


(please read fromiso+persist section in the manual)

After the installation to USB is finished, boot from this USB stick, and run Vietnamese Language support scripts.
From next boot you haveVietnamese enabled live-mode system.

written by muchan

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