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Re: [tlug] Debian 7.1 New User / General Advice?

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 11:13 PM, nigel barker <> wrote:
> On 8 October 2013 19:56, Hideki Yamane <> wrote:
>>> >1) The installation took a Really Long Time.  Not sure why that is,
>>> Net install?
>>  Probably he installed Debian with English locale.
>>  debian-installer just guesses users location with its locale, and select
>>  corresponding mirror, so selected US mirror.
> The installer asks for your location after language selection. If you
> choose "other", then "Asia / Japan", then the default mirror will be
>  Perhaps he didn't choose "other", and  got a
> distant mirror?

Didn't notice the mirror... next time I'll pay closer
attention!  I actually did select something, but it was distant -
possibly in Europe.

>>> > 3) I installed it in English and will want to get Japanese working on
>>> aptitude install ibus-anthy and all dependencies, then configure from
>>> the menu. You may also need ttf-vlgothic.
>>  No, fonts-vlgothic. ttf-* is transitional package and gone.
> OK. Still works though :)
>>  And fonts-ipafont-gothic/mincho package is also good.
>>  # Trust me, I'm those font package maintainer in Debian :)

>>  I recommend to use mozc, not anthy. mozc is "Google 日本語入力" opensource
>>  version, developed by some Japanese input experts in Google (and one developer
>>  was main developer for anthy). Unfortunately, anthy development has stopped
>>  over years.
>>  # also I'm anthy package maintainer for these 3 or 4 years, but think it
>>    as kind a legacy software... ;)

Sounds interesting!


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