This page show you how to setup Chinese input in Linux.
Intelligent Input Bus (iBus) is a popular input system engine.
Install it like this:
sudo apt-get install ibus-googlepinyin
sudo apt-get install ibus-sunpinyin
then, in terminal, type
ibus-daemon -d to start the process in background.
then, in the GUI menu, you should see a icon. Choose 〖preferences〗, then in the tab 〖Input Method〗 , add a input method. Check other tab to see the keys to activate the input. (try not to change it now. After when you tested it's working, then you can change keys.)
now, close it. You should have chinese input available.
try it. In terminal, type
Fcitx (小企鹅输入法). Package names:
thanks to many Chinese friends on sina weibo.