OpenSuse Chinese Input Issue with SCIM


Using SCIM happily to input Chinese characters with my previous Linux distribution – Ubuntu, but using SCIM in my current OpenSuse is painful as the screen refeashing always crawls after selecting a chinese character, sometimes like system hangs.


  1. Uninstall SCIM
  2. Install fcitx packages
  3. Add Secondary Language from Yast to include Traditional Chinese such that appropriate fonts are to be installed.


  • OpenSuse     12.3 (x86_64)
  • fcitx               4.2.7