How to read and write Chinese on Slackware

Here are the instructions for using SCIM on Slackware.

  • Install the following packages:
    • scim
    • scim-pinyin
    • skim (scim frontend for KDE)
  • Insert the following lines in ~/.profile:

export XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM
export LC_CTYPE=”zh_CN.UTF-8″
export GTK_IM_MODULE=scim

In order to use the Chinese characters, you need to install the Chinese fonts:

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