Learning with fun

I mostly learn English on Thursdays, by trying to follow hashtag #kamisinggris that I found it couple of times in IG timeline of @ridwankamil. The sources of learning are vary and easy to find as I live in internet era. Today I found an interesting Youtube channel, and I’d like to share it here about a video from it.

The channel is Japanese Ammo with Misa, that it’s actually a channel for learning Japanese. But by the videos from this channel, I can learn two languages at once: Japanese as well as English, as the channel owner speaks English in her videos. And yeah, I learn Japanese as well, anyway.

The video I just found is this:

Learn Japanese through the lyrics of zen-zen-zense (Kimi no Na wa OST.)

Misa-sensei explains the meaning of lyrics line by line in details. She translates every words and phrases of the lyrics with comprehensive explanation. For instance, she tells us about usage of word “boku”. This is the most interesting part for me. Because I’ve just understood that the word actually sounds cute, weak, and kind of poetic in this situation (song lyrics).

I usually use the word “boku” when I try to make a sentence in Japanese, and then I post it to FB status. I mostly hear the word from songs, just like the song in the video. As Misa-sensei explains, the word is kind of poetic, that it make sense to use in a song. But I also often hear the word in anime or dorama. And yes, I realized that it’s kind of a casual word when used in shows.

In addition, there are a few expressions that I’ve never learnt before, that Misa-sensei explains in the video. Besides, learning language with a song is quite exciting as well. The video will guide you through another way of learning Japanese with fun. So, if you are also learning Japanese, just check out the video. And have fun.

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Setting Up fcitx-mozc in Fedora 23 KDE

こんにちは。今回のテーマは『Fedora 23に日本語入力fcitx-mozcを導入する』です。最近はLinuxでの日本語入力としてfcitx-mozcの人気がジワジワ高まっているように感じます。

Recently, Mozc, Japanese input methode engine by Google become more popular, compared with Anthy, so does fcitx upon ibus. In the official repository of Fedora, there’s fcitx-anthy, but unfortunately, there’s no fcitx-mozc yet.

Here I will wrap up the workaround for those who want to use fcitx-mozc in Fedora 23. Be careful, that you take responsible of all risks that may happen, as it may lead to dependency hell. Basically, you are going to get favor from OpenSUSE as it has provided fcitx-mozc. You need 3 packages to be downloaded: fcitx-mozc, mozc, and mozc-gui-tools.

  1. Download those 3 packages from https://software.opensuse.org/421/en, select “more version” link, under Direct install button, there you can choose the package version and system architecture, whether 32 bit or 64 bit
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  2. Remove ibus-mozc and mozc if already installed via command sudo dnf remove ibus-mozc mozc
  3. Install fcitx if it’s not installed yet, sudo dnf install fcitx kcm-fcitx
  4. Then install the previously downloaded packages via console. sudo dnf install fcitx-mozc.rpm fcitx-gui-tools.rpm mozc.rpm
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  5. Once it successfully installed, you can set the default input method to fcitx-mozc via system settings.
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    at the left list, you may have to uncheck the option “Only show the current language” to show Mozc and move to the right. Apply the settings and just relogin to Plasma to take effect and see the fcitx icon at the taskbar below.

via Fedora 23に日本語入力fcitx-mozcを導入する.

How to write Japanese Characters in Kubuntu 15.04 using fcitx

Kubuntu 15.04 now has fcitx as the default input method for Asian languages, including Japanese. But as I installed it in English, fcitx were removed at the end of installation. Previously, I used to have ibus-anthy to write Japanese characters. Now, I give a try to fcitx-mozc for doing that. Mozc engine is developed by Google –as I know so far. And here is a post that describes how to setup fcitx-mozc in Kubuntu 15.04 for writing Hiragana, Katakana or Kanji. I quoted it from a japanese blog. Just ask Google to translate it. 😀

インストール後ログインして、次のコマンドを実行して必要なパッケージをインストールします。

$ sudo apt-get install fcitx fcitx-mozc kde-config-fcitx

fcitxに切り替えます。

$ im-config -n fcitx

一旦ログアウトして再ログインします。

下部のパネルを右クリックして、[Panel Options]-[Add Widgets]で追加できるウィジェットの一覧を表示し、一番下の[入力方法パネル]をダブルクリックしてパネルに追加します。

[入力方法パネル]はパネルの右端に表示されるので、半角/全角キーを押してFcitxをオンにすると全体のアイコンが増えて左にずれ、もう一度押してFcitxをオフにすると右にずれるので、非常に鬱陶しいです。この場合、[Panel Options]-[Panel Settings]をクリックし、ポインターを[入力方法パネル]のアイコンまで移動して[入力方法パネル]という文字列が真ん中に出てきたら、左にドラッグします。

(このUIもう少しどうにかならんかったのかなー。ウィジェットを消す場合は名称の横に出るバツをクリックするとかわかりにくいから……)

Fcitxの設定を変更する場合は、[入力方法パネル]アイコンを右クリックして[Configure Input Method]をクリックします。

見た目はちょっと違いますが、設定できる項目は通常の設定ツール(fcitx-config-gtk3)と概ね同じです。

動いているイメージはこんな感じです。

注釈(じゃなくてなんだっけ?)もちゃんと表示されてます。

via Kubuntu 15.04でFcitxを使用する方法 – いくやの斬鉄日記.