The feature covers the integration for ibus-pinyin of a new libpinyin backend to provide intelligent sentence-based Chinese pinyin input.
- Name: Peng Wu
- Email: email@example.com
- Targeted release: Fedora 17
- Last updated: 2012-02-07
- Percentage of completion: 90%
- More Intelligent Pinyin Input Method
- Some users get used to some intelligent pinyin imes, which can input a whole sentence by only choosing zero, one or two candidates, the pinyin ime will figure out the actual sentence the user wants.
Benefit to Fedora
- This will make the Fedora pinyin input method more convenient and intelligent to use, also speed up the user input when using pinyin.
- Currently ibus-pinyin needs more user interactions to input a sentence.
- Make ibus-pinyin more easier and intelligent to input Chinese sentences.
- Use libpinyin as a back end of ibus-pinyin. (done)
- libpinyin large web corpus training. (done)
- rewrite full pinyin/double pinyin/chewing parsers. (done)
- In Fedora 17 the remained tasks are:
- some code re-factor in PinyinLookup and PhraseLookup class;
- Improves the libpinyin self-learning code;
How To Test
- Check whether "Intelligent Pinyin" is listed in ibus-setup dialog and default ime list.
- Try to add "Intelligent Pinyin" to ime list, begin to use the new pinyin ime.
- Get some testing sentences, try to input it under both "Pinyin" and "Intelligent Pinyin", to see whether the "Intelligent Pinyin" can reduce the number of keyboard press.
- With the libpinyin back end, Chinese users can speed up the pinyin input speed by pressing less keys.
- Need to modify ibus-pinyin code to integrate ibus-pinyin with libpinyin, and upstream accept the patch.
libpinyin is already in testing currently in F16 updates-testing but in worst case we could revert to current ibus-pinyin without libpinyin.
ibus-pinyin with new libpinyin backend provides a more intelligent pinyin input method and speeds up the user input of Chinese characters.