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Revision as of 07:55, 14 May 2009

2009-05-14 all day #fedora-qa)

What to test?

Today's installment of Fedora Test Day will focus on:

IBus is the new input method framework for Asian languages being used in F11.

Who's available

The following cast of characters will be available for testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion ...

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- at the time of writing: eg with F11-Preview.

Live Image

Optionally, you may download a non-destructive rawhide live image for your architecture. Tips on using a live image are available at FedoraLiveCD.

Architecture MD5SUM
i386 ce576738ef1ea7bda2accc20bb374eb5
x86_64 0920091e080839847da9349a08d55df7

Latest syslinux package?
Creating a LiveUSB of this rawhide image requires the latest version of syslinux, which is currently available in Rawhide and in the latest Windows liveusb-creator. Users of F10 and below can upgrade to the latest syslinux package using
yum --enablerepo=rawhide update syslinux

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
  • QA:Testcase_ibus_start
    • 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.
  • QA:Testcase_ibus_input
    • 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 CZ, but using en_US locale GNOME Japanese (ja) 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), PASS with hickups (inkscape, abiword) PASS with hickups means the typed text does not appear at the cursor position until final output is selected (it does appear in a separate toolbox though), considering how it works in other cases though, this might be actually correct/expected behaviour; odities with turning on/off filled as rhbz #500731
User:Jassy US GNOME Punjabi (pa) PASS Punjabi FAIL PASS (gedit, firefox) When trying to type, Punjabi keymaps should be enabled default, which is not the case. In KDE punjabi input is not working (Tried with kate and kwrite).
Runa Bhattacharjee US GNOME Bengali India (bn_IN) PASS PASS (comments in the last field) PASS (gedit, kwrite, oowriter, xchat, firefox) Test 2: The ibus service was enabled but the keymaps were not added or any default keymap linked for the locale. The steps for Test 2 indicate the manual addition of the keymaps as a feature. Automatic addition of the keymaps and activating a designated default map amongst them, when logging in a particular language would be of benefit. Additionally, it would be a seamless migration for users habituated to using a similar approach with scim in earlier Fedora versions. Apologies in advance if this is not the case and my test environment was the culprit.
Sweta Kothari US GNOME Gujarati (gu-IN) PASS Gujarati FAIL PASS (gedit, kwrite, lokalize, firefox) changing the Gujarati local after when trying to type something, Gujarati keymaps should be enabled bydefault but it is not working in this case. Rest of all are working fine.
Liam Li US GNOME Chinese (zh_CN) PASS Chinese(PinYin) PASS PASS with terminal/stardic/firefox/openoffice/gedit/vi/thunderbird/xchat. AbiWord failed,it seems AbiWord doesn't support Chinese. #500760 #500762 #500763
Ryo Fujita US GNOME Japanese (ja) PASS Japanse PASS PASS (firefox, evolution), FAIL (abiword) In abiword, a hiragana character 'no' is settled on a kanji character 'ton', unicode 5678, UTF8 E5 99 B8