[squeak-dev] International text input on X11

Yoshiki Ohshima Yoshiki.Ohshima at acm.org
Thu Jul 14 18:08:50 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 10:42 AM, tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:

> > 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:
> >
> {snip}
> >
> >> 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.

Right.  I asked Abe-san and Sugiura-san about this.

> > 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.

Ok.  Has anybody try that script with English mode with Matchbox, etc.?  I
haven't and checking that is okay was something I wanted to do.

-- Yoshiki
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