Subject: Re: Japanese
To: Henry Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
Date: 11/26/2000 16:33:51
Well, better late than never, I suppose....
On Sat, 28 Oct 2000, Henry Nelson wrote:
> > I believe editors/nvi-m17n has built-in support for canna.
> That's what I've _heard_, too. No one out there has offered any
> suggestions as to how to use it, though. You can't have canuum running
> before you fire up nvi-m17n. ^O within nvi certainly doesn't call up
> the kana-kanji converter. It does not somehow automagically put you
> into Japanese input mode AFAICS. (Again, nvi works fine when the PC
> running telnet has the fep.)
I'm using nvi-m17n with kinput2 at the moment. (I'm always in an
X environment, and when using tall windows, I prefer to have the
kanji menus pop up where I'm typing, rather than on the command
line way down at the bottom of my window.) However, I did briefly
use nvi-m17n using its input method, and it seemed to work just
You have to make sure you have the canna server running before you
start nvi (just run /usr/pkg/etc/rc.d/canna.sh). You don't need an
FEP; that's built into nvi-m17n. I'm not sure what the default
kanna starter key is; I was using a .exrc a friend recommended that
had `set cannakey=^]' and that worked ok. Perhaps you need to
experiment with a different kanna starter key? Or perhaps you didn't
do a `set canna'?
At any rate, when it's working and you hit the starter key you just
see a little `[ $B$"(B ]' on the command line, and typing some kana and
hitting enter will bring up a kanji menu, which you can cycle
through with the space bar as is usual with these things. I've just
tried this right now to type in that $B$"(B, and it works fine for me.
This is the relevant bit from the README file:
4-e. canna support
If you are willing to use canna support, add the following line:
If you would like to have automatic canna fence control, add the
following too. (also, set fepkey as you like):
If you need to specify canna server, do it as following:
If you would like to change canna starter key, specify that as
following. This will set the canna starter key to control-O.
be VERY careful making choice!:
If you're still having trouble with it, feel free to send me e-mail
privately and I'll see if I can help you out. (Not that I have a
huge amount of experience in these matters, but at least I had it
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