Test Day:2009-05-14 iBus
What to test?
Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on:
- Features/IBus input methods
IBus is the new input method framework for Asian languages being used in F11.
The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...
- Development - User:Petersen, User:Tagoh, User:Phuang, User:dchen, WarrenTogami
- Quality Assurance - Liam Li,
Prerequisites for Testing
- Please test with either Rawhide (with latest ibus packages installed) or a current Fedora Desktop Live image in a real or virtual machine.
- A native keyboard for your country/region if you have one
See the instructions on the Rawhide page on the various ways in which you can install or update to Rawhide.
Note ibus is installed by default in F11 but if you should have upgraded from F10 you will need to "yum install @input-methods". At the very least you need to be running the latest ibus, which is ibus-126.96.36.19990417-1.fc11 at the time of writing: eg with F11-Preview.
Optionally, you may download a non-destructive rawhide live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.
How to test?
Testing iBus usage to input native languages:
- Login to desktop in your native language or the one you wish to test.
- QA:Testcase_imsettings_enable (if your desktop is in an Asian language you may be able to skip this step since ibus should be enabled by default for most Asian language)
- Run im-chooser to turn on iBus if it is not enabled by default in your language
- ibus can be activated in an application from the ibus icon in the panel notification area and choosing the desired input method there. If you desktop language does not use a input method normally you may need to add the input method with ibus-setup too.
- Test iBus correctness by inputting in various applications and desktop environments (such as GNOME and KDE) listed in below table. Tests with other applications and other environment are also welcome. Please note that at least one input method should be installed and enabled to performed the test.
Test Cases and Results
|User||Keyboard||Desktop||Desktop Language||Startup activation||Input method||Application:Result||Comments|
|Explanation: User:Example||Country or code (de, fr, gb, us, jp, kr, etc)||GNOME, KDE, XFCE, LXDE, etc||Language or locale (de, en, fr, hi, ja, ko, zh, etc)||PASS/FAIL - Input method system started and running ok?||Name of language or engine (anthy, chewing, hangul, pinyin, rawcode, sayura, table)||PASS/FAIL (gedit, firefox, openoffice, pidgin, kate, eclipse, etc)||Details of any problems [bug#] or suggestions|
|User:Petersen||US||GNOME||Japanese (ja)||PASS||Japanese(anthy) PASS||PASS (gedit, firefox)|
|User:Mso||US||GNOME||English (en_US)||PASS with unwanted side-effects when compositing turned on||Japanese(anthy) PASS||PASS (gedit, epiphany, midori, gnome-terminal, gajim, stardict, fantasdict, evolution, rhythmbox, totem, gnumeric, subtitleeditor)|| |
|User:Jassy||US||GNOME||Punjabi (pa)||PASS||Punjabi FAIL ||PASS (gedit, firefox)|| |
|Runa Bhattacharjee||US||GNOME||Bengali India (bn_IN)||PASS||FAIL ||PASS (gedit, kwrite, oowriter, xchat, firefox, lokalize)|| |
|Sweta Kothari||US||GNOME||Gujarati (gu-IN)||PASS||Gujarati FAIL ||PASS (gedit, kwrite, lokalize, firefox)|| |
|Liam Li||US||GNOME||Chinese (zh_CN)||PASS||Chinese(PinYin) PASS||PASS (terminal, stardic, firefox, openoffice, gedit, vi, thunderbird, xchat)|
|Ryo Fujita||US||GNOME||Japanese (ja)||PASS||Japanese PASS|| PASS (firefox, evolution)
FAIL (abiword) 
|User:Tagoh||JP||GNOME||Japanese (ja)||PASS||Japanese(anthy) PASS||PASS (gedit, evolution, firefox, pidgin)|
|Rajesh||US||GNOME||Hindi (hi-IN)||PASS||Hindi FAIL ||PASS (gedit, kwrite, lokalize, firefox, openoffice)|| |
|Rajesh||US||GNOME||Maithili (mai-IN)||PASS||Maithili FAIL ||PASS (gedit,firefox, openoffice)
FAIL (kwrite, lokalize) 
|Amitakhya Phukan||US||GNOME||Assamese (as-IN)||PASS||Assamese PASS ||PASS (gedit,firefox, openoffice, kwrite, lokalize)|| |
|Shankar Prasad||US||GNOME||Kannada (kn-IN)||PASS||PASS Kannada||PASS (gedit,firefox, openoffice, kwrite, lokalize)|| Test 2:
|Sandeep Shedmake||US||GNOME||Marathi (mr_IN)||PASS||FAIL for Marathi ||PASS (gedit, kwrite, oowriter, firefox, lokalize)|| |
|Krishnababu K||US||GNOME||Telugu (te_IN)||PASS||Telugu FAIL ||PASS (gedit, kwrite, oowriter, firefox, lokalize)|| |
|Ani Peter||US||GNOME||Malayalam (ml_IN)||PASS||FAIL ||PASS (gedit, kwrite, oowriter, firefox, lokalize) || |
|BrillianceLin||US||GNOME||Chinese (zh_CN)||PASS||Chinese(PinYin) PASS|| PASS (terminal/nano,GIMP,firefox, openoffice, gedit)
|Similar as Liam Li problem1. Abi display characters (when writing content)are not correspond to user selected character(eg.Time new romans, DejaVu Sans). But UKai/UMing CN/TW/HK fonts work.|
|User:chanueting||US||GNOME||English (en_GB)||PASS||Chinese (tables: cangjie5, cangjie3, quick3) PASS||PASS (gedit, firefox, abiword, terminal, pidgin)||Trad. Chinese characters are only tested. And there are many "not-supported" Unicode character are shown in number forms, that may be the system language problem.|
|User:chanueting||US||GNOME||Chinese (zh_HK)||PASS||Chinese (tables: cangjie5, cangjie3, quick3) PASS||PASS (gedit, firefox, terminal, pidgin) FAIL abiword||Trad. Chinese characters are only tested. No unicode are shown in number form, but simp, Chinese is set by default. Changes might be needed.|
|User:ifelix||US||GNOME||Tamil (ta_IN)||PASS||Fail||PASS (gedit, firefox, kate, terminal, lokalize)||The 2nd case test is failed b'cos When i start the iBus it is not in my locale input method so if it is in Tamil locale input method then it 'll be good.|
|Eun-Ju Kim||KR-compat||GNOME||Korean (ko_KR)||PASS||PASS||FAIL (firefox, lokalize, openoffice, gedit)||Basic input works, but if I input consonant-vowel consonant-vowel and press Backspace the consonant-vowel character is recommitted instead of deletion. * IBus icon is not obvious - hard to recognise as input-method for new users.|
|Takuro Nagamoto||US||GNOME||Japanese (ja_JP)||PASS||PASS||PASS (openoffice, firefox, lokalize, kwrite, gedit)||RFE: autocompletion of previous input with Tab key|
|Leah Liu||US||GNOME||Simplified Chinese (zh_CN)||PASS||pinyin PASS||PASS (openoffice, firefox, lokalize)||fuzzy pinyin very slow * Could you make the pinyin setup window come to the front when click the toolbar setting icon|
|Xi Huang||US||GNOME and KDE||Simplified Chinese (zh_CN)||PASS||pinyin PASS||PASS (kate, gedit, openoffice, firefox, lokalize)||fuzzy pinyin very slow|
|Terry Chuang||US||GNOME||English||PASS||pinyin:PASS chewing:FAIL||PASS (lokalize, firefox)||bug-buddy appears when switching chewing and back to pinyin * With scim-chewing it is possible to edit the last input character at the end of preedit but with ibus-chewing need to move back the cursor to before the last character to change it * Ctrl-Space in lokalize was copying the source text over the translation [ed: feature] rather than switch IM (ed: XIM failure??)|
|User:Petersen||US||GNOME||any||PASS||PASS||FAIL abiword||abiword seems to have serious problems with rendering multilingual text that needs more than one font and also changing font of multilingual text can lead to corruption bug|
|Ankit||US||GNOME||Gujarati (gu-IN)||PASS||FAIL because Gujarati keymaps were not enabled by default when I started typing. I had to manually add Gujarati keymaps from preferences to make it working. One of the Gujarati Keymaps should be enabled by default when the user enters into Gujarati locale and start typing after enabling iBus. Which keymap enabled by default should be decided by respective language Fedora localization co-ordinators since they know better the users demand of keymaps.||PASS (gedit, kedit, lokalize)   || |
|Ankit||US||GNOME||English (en_US)||PASS||FAIL because even though I press Ctrl+Space, it doesn't get activated. I have checked the preferences, and added keymaps as well, but still no way to input in any other language.||FAIL since no way to type in any other language  || |