First, I got that tablet that I have complained so much about pointed to the packages directory in a local mirror.
- Choose a nearby mirror (In my case, jaist, in Japan).
- Select a release (5.5 or 5.6 right now).
- Select the packages directory (folder).
- Select your architecture (in my current examply, i386, but maybe AMD64 for more modern 64 bit machines).
- Wait several minutes for that page to load. It's a really long list.
- Scroll down to the ja-*** stuff and read the package names.
- Now, in a virtual console (ctrl-alt-F1 through -F4) where you have logged in as an wheel group (administrator) user, type:
- sudo pkg_add ja-fonts-gnu
- sudo pkg_add ja-sazanami-ttf
- sudo pkg_add ja-mplus-ttf
- sudo pkg_add ibus-anthy
(There's supposed to be a dictionary access tool, too, but I don't see it yet.)
If you want information on any of those packages before you add them, you can use the pkg_info command:
pkg_infoja-vimIgnore the advice to mess with your font paths unless you have trouble displaying Japanese fonts when you connect to, say, NHK.
Now, you can start it by opening up your IBus Preferences in your Settings menu in, say, XFCE4. But that doesn't stick when you log out.
I'll update this post when I figure it out or get an answer on the mailing list. (I've seen some conflicting information around the internet, and haven't found something that works, yet.)