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==International Language Support==

This section includes information on language support under Fedora.

Language Coverage

Fedora features a variety of software which is translated in many languages . For a list of languages refer to the translation statistics for Anaconda, which is one of the core software applications in Fedora.

Language Support Installation

To install additional language support from the Languages group, use Applications > Add/Remove Software, or run this command:

su -c 'yum groupinstall <language>-support'

In the command above, <language> is one of assamese, bengali, chinese, gujarati, hindi, japanese, kannada, korean, malayalam, marathi, oriya, punjabi, sinhala, tamil, telegu, thai, and so on.

SCIM users upgrading from earlier releases of Fedora are strongly urged to install scim-bridge-gtk. This application works well with third-party C++ applications linked against older versions of libstdc++.

To add SCIM support to input a particular language, install scim-lang-<lang>, where <lang> is one of assamese, bengali, chinese, dhivehi, farsi, gujarati, hindi, japanese, kannada, korean, latin, malayalam, marathi, oriya, punjabi, sinhalese, tamil, telugu, thai, or tibetan.


Transifex is Fedora's online tool to facilitate contributing translations to projects hosted on remote and disparate version control systems. Many of the core packages use Transifex to receive translations from numerous contributors.

Through a combination of new Web tools , community growth, and better processes, translators can contribute directly to any upstream project through one translator-oriented Web interface. Developers of projects with no existing translation community can easily reach out to Fedora's established community for translations. In turn, translators can reach out to numerous projects related to Fedora to easily contribute translations.


Fonts for all available languages are installed by default on the desktop to give good default language coverage. dejavu-fonts replaces dejavu-lgc-fonts as the default system font.

Chinese fonts

  • The wqy-zenkai-fonts package has been added.

Indic fonts

  • The samyak-fonts package has been added.
  • The sarai-fonts package has been added.
  • The smc-fonts package has been added for Malayalam.

Japanese fonts

  • VLGothic-fonts is the new default font for Japanese in Fedora 25
.  It now has a subpackage VLGothic-fonts-proportional for its proportional version.

Nepali fonts

  • The madan-fonts package has been added.

Thai fonts

  • The thaifonts-scalable package has been added, making Thai TrueType fonts available in Fedora.

Input Methods

It is now possible to start and stop the of Input Methods in GTK applications during runtime thanks to the new imsettings framework. The GTK_IM_MODULE environment variable is no longer needed by default but can still be used to override the imsettings.


With the new imsettings framework, im-chooser can now start and stop Input Method usage dynamically on the GNOME Desktop.

Input methods only start by default on desktops running in an Asian locale. The current locale list is: as, bn, gu, hi, ja, kn, ko, ml, mr, ne, or, pa, si, ta, te, th, ur, vi, zh. Use im-chooser via System -> Preferences -> Personal -> Input Method to enable or disable Input method usage on your desktop.

SCIM hotkeys

SCIM now only defines trigger hotkeys for Asian languages as in the following table:

Language Trigger hotkeys
Chinese Ctrl-Space
Indic Ctrl-Space
Japanese Zenkaku_Hankaku, Alt-, or Ctrl-Space
Korean Shift-Space, Hangul, or Ctrl-Space


This release adds the scim-python package, which allows writing Input Method Engines for SCIM in python.


The scim-python package also includes a subpackage scim-python-pinyin that provides PinYin and ShuangPin Input Methods for improved input of Simplified Chinese. The PinYin Input Method replaces scim-pinyin as the default input method for Simplified Chinese. The scim-python-xingma package provides a number of tables for other Chinese input methods.