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Fcitx bridge for BoGo - a Vietnamese IME
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Arch Linux

Please read this beforehand:, then install fcitx-bogo from AUR.

yaourt fcitx-bogo-git


Build requirements

# CMake
# Python 2.7 (or higher) development headers
# libX11 development headers
# Fcitx development headers

sudo apt-get install cmake fcitx-libs-dev python2.7-dev libx11-dev build-essential

Build and install

mkdir build; cd build
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DPYTHON_EXECUTABLE=$(which python2.7) ..
make; sudo make install

Runtime requirements

# The --install-recommends flag is IMPORTANT on Mint
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends fcitx

Run im-config and choose fcitx as the active input method. Log out, log in.


Use Fcitx's config tool to set BoGo as the default IME and activate it.

The default hotkey should be Ctrl+Space.

Setup fcitx-bogo

For the KDE config tool:

Setup fcitx-bogo

Known issues

  • Can't type with Wine apps.
  • Crashes LibreOffice if the libreoffice-kde plugin is installed.

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Copyright © 2014 Trung Ngo et al.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
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