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How To Install Chinese Wubi Input Method on Debian 8 Gnome Desktop


This tutorial will show you how to install Chinese wubi input method on Debian 8 Gnome desktop.

Install Ibus Wubi

Open your terminal and login as root.


Update local package index

apt-get update

Install ibus input engine and ibus-table-wubi

apt-get install ibus ibus-table-wubi

Configure Input Method

Enter the following command in terminal


Enter this command as normal user.

It will ask you to start the ibus daemon, select Yes.

install chinese wubi input method on Debian 8

And then another message pops up. Select OK.

install wubi input method on Debian 8

Select the Input Method tab and then click Add button.

ibus wubi setup

Select Chinese from the list.

chinese wubi input method on Debian 8

Select the last item from the list.

ibus-setup wubi input method

After wubi input method is added, close ibus preferences window.

Select ibus as the input platform for Debian 8

Enter the following command.

im-config -n ibus

Add an Input Source

Open Gnome settings panel. Select Keyboard.

add input source

Click input sources on the bottom.

add input source

Click the plus button to add an input source.

add input source in gnome

Select the Chinese Wubi-Jidian input source and click add button.

add chinese wubi input source

Now you can press Super+space to use Chinese Wubi input method. If you can’t switch input method, then log out and log back in, or reboot Debian system.

install wubi input method on debian 8 gnome
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