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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 fixme
x86_64 fixme
Other Versions

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 Activation Input method Application:Result Comments
Explanation: User:Example Country or code (de, fr, gb, us, jp, kr, etc) GNOME, KDE, XFCE, or LXDE Language or code (de, en, fr, hi, ja, ko, zh, etc) Input method system started and running ok? Name of language or engine (anthy, chewing, hangul, pinyin, rawcode, sayura, table) (gedit, firefox, openoffice, pidgin, kate, eclipse, etc):(OK/FAIL) More problem details - [bug#]