In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Chinese Fcitx wbpy input method on Debian 8 Gnome Desktop. This tutorial is for the English version of Debian8. If you use the Chinese version of Debian, please check out this tutorial.
Install Fcitx Wbpy
open your terminal and login as root.
Update local package index and install fcitx wbpy.
apt-get update apt-get install fcitx fcitx-table-wbpy fcitx-config-gtk
If you want to know to how grant sudo privileges to standard users on Debian, check out this post.
Configure Fcitx Input Method
Enter the following command as a standard user to open Fcitx configuration window.
Click the plus icon to add a input method.
Uncheck Only Show Current Language and enter wbpy in the text field.
WubiPinyin will appear. Click OK button to add it.
Select Fcitx as the Input Method Framwork for Debian 8
Enter the following command.
im-config -n fcitx
Now you can press Ctrl+Space to call fcitx wbpy to enter Chinese Characters on Debian.
Use Fcitx with Telegram
If you can not enter Chinese characters in Telegram messenger with Fcitx wbpy, open .bashrc file under your home folder.
Append the following three commands at the end of the file.
export GTK_IM_MODULE=fcitx export [email protected]=fcitx export QT_IM_MODULE=fcitx
Save and close the file. Commands in .bashrc will be executed when user login, so now log out and log back in to let the above change take effect.
Now you can enter Chinese characters in Telegram messenger.