Yuking resumes FCITX development


FCITX (Free Chinese Input Toy for X) was one of the two major Chinese input methods in Linux. Yuking mentioned in his recent post that he had just learned to use SVN. It was amazing he had created such a successful tool without using any version control system... (The source files contain approximately 30k lines)

The codes were criticized to be "amateur" - mainly based on his use of Chinese configuration files and Chinese comments (both in GBK, not UTF-8). These criticism directly caused Yuking to stop development last year. But I still have no idea why it is not reasonable to use Chinese character in a Chinese input method...


  1. Yesterday I installed gdi++, the mac-like open source font renderer, and was totally confused by its japanese readme files.