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The libpinyin project aims to provide the algorithms core for intelligent sentence-based Chinese pinyin input methods.


Current status

  • Targeted release:
  • Last updated: 2011-09-08
  • Percentage of completion: 70%

Detailed Description

User requirements:

  • More Intelligent Pinyin Input Method
    • Some users get used to some intelligent pinyin imes, which can input a whole sentence by only choosing zero, one or two candidates, the pinyin ime will figure out the actual sentence the user wants.

Benefit to Fedora

  • This will make the Fedora pinyin input method more convenient and intelligent to use, also speed up the user input when using pinyin.
  • Currently ibus-pinyin needs more user interactions to input a sentence.


  • Use libpinyin as a back end of ibus-pinyin.
  • Make ibus-pinyin more easier and intelligent to input Chinese sentences.

How To Test

User Experience


Contingency Plan


Release Notes

Comments and Discussion