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This feature covers ibus-libpinyin project - ibus front end for libpinyin.


  • Name: Peng Wu
  • Email:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: 2012-07-13
  • Percentage of completion: 50%

Detailed Description

  • Intelligent Pinyin Input Method based on libpinyin.

Benefit to Fedora

  • Enhance the experience of Fedora for pinyin ime users by bringing it to a modern standard.


  • Make pinyin inputting easier to use by providing intelligent predictive input of Chinese sentences.
  • integrate with libpinyin 0.7.x series. (done)
  • enhance lua script support. (pending)
  • input characters by strokes. (pending)

How To Test

  • Check whether "Intelligent Pinyin" is listed in ibus-setup dialog and default ime list.
  • Try to add "Intelligent Pinyin" to ime list, begin to use the new pinyin ime.
  • Get some testing sentences, and input them under both "Pinyin" and "Intelligent Pinyin". Note whether the "Intelligent Pinyin" reduces the number of key presses required to enter the sentence.

User Experience

  • With the ibus-libpinyin front end, Chinese users can speed up the pinyin input speed by pressing less keys.


  • libpinyin

Contingency Plan

  • libpinyin already exists in Fedora 17, ibus-libpinyin is a separate package, but in worst case user can choose to remove the ibus-libpinyin rpm.


Release Notes

  • ibus-libpinyin front end provides an intelligent pinyin input method and speeds up the user input of Chinese characters.
  • ibus-libpinyin will be the default pinyin ime for Simplified Chinese users.

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