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The feature covers the integration for ibus-pinyin of a new libpinyin backend to provide intelligent sentence-based Chinese pinyin input.


  • Name: Peng Wu
  • Email:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 17
  • 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

  • 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, try to input it under both "Pinyin" and "Intelligent Pinyin", to see whether the "Intelligent Pinyin" can reduce the number of keyboard press.

User Experience


Contingency Plan


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