2011-10-25

Installing ibus-mozc on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

After doing a clean install of Oneiric on my machine, first thing I did was install mozc as my input method. Turns out this is much simpler than under Natty. The process goes something like this:
  1. Install ibus-mozc: from the command line, execute sudo apt-get install ibus-mozc.
  2. Restart the ibus daemon: /usr/bin/ibus-daemon --xim -r 
  3. Set your input method to mozc
    1. Open Keyboard Input Methods settings
    2. Select the Input Method tab
    3. From the Select an input method drop-down, select Japanese, then mozc from the sub-menu
    4. Select Japanese - Anthy from the list, if it appears there, and click Remove
  4. [Optional] Remove Anthy from your system: sudo apt-get autoremove anthy
That's it, Mozcを楽しんでください!