[squeak-dev] International text input on X11

tim Rowledge tim at rowledge.org
Thu Jul 14 17:42:12 UTC 2016

> On 13-07-2016, at 8:30 PM, Yoshiki Ohshima <Yoshiki.Ohshima at acm.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 4:14 PM, tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:
>> A script to do the install is simple enough and I suspect someone can offer up the incantation to automate adding the relevant lines to .bashrc or create it if needed.
>> yes, and there are bunch of those floating on websites for Japanese.  Many educators make their own disk image, etc. so while it'd be good to provide such to the world, it may not be the job for the Squeak community. Some people have different font preferences even, and they make pages or images that has modified .po file (that contains font spec).  So I think the Squeak community's job is to provide a good foundation for internationalized Scratch.

OK, fair point. Perhaps you could provide a pointer to a good place for people to look? We (as in the Pi foundation) ought to provide at least that much I think, so that anyone new to the scene has a decent starting place.

> I dropped the ball about the shell script, but where does it stand?

The scratch script handles choosing the image, handling some options (like —sudo for users of xrdp) and finding out if the camera, senseHAT or pigpio need setting up before calling the squeak script. That in turn finds the latest VM (now that we will be able to rely on a single vm version designator), sorts out the clib gunk, checks XMODIFIERS etc and finally starts up the vm with all the set parameters.

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