korean & english on same box?

Jonathan Chen jonc at chen.org.nz
Mon Nov 2 06:10:47 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 07:56:24PM -0700, Steve Franks wrote:
> My Korean mother-in-law is visiting USA for the first time.  I don't
> know the first thing about what it will take to make it so she can
> email home, so I'm hoping someone on the list is familiar with this?

I had a similar situation with Japanese in-laws. Fortunately, I'm
using GNOME, which has localisation for Japanese. I had to tweak their
~/.dmrc and add/alter:


Once they got past the English gdm login, they were presented with a
Japanese lanaguage desktop.

The ports which I had to install were:


I'm guessing that you'll have to do something similar for Korean,
adding to ~/.dmrc:


and installing korean/scim-hangul; as well as firefox and thunderbird
and their internationalisation support.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at chen.org.nz>
                "If everything's under control, you're going too slow"
                                                      - Mario Andretti

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