How to install fcitx5-mozc on Manjaro Linux


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This article is note for myself.

I installed Manjaro Linux(GNOME) on my laptop and installed mozc which is Google Japanese Input for Linux.
I faced some issues during installation then I noted here.

First of all I installed Manjaro Linux as usual.


Then these packages need to be installed.
I took a few days to notice fcitx5-im is needed for Firefox/Chrome.

sudo pacman -Suy
sudo pacman -S fcitx5 fcitx5-configtool fcitx5-mozc fcitx5-im

Next step is to add mozc to input options.


Uncheck Only Show Surrent Language.

Then you can select mozc and .

Move to Global Options and input key pattern which you want to use to switch language input method.
In default there are 3 patterns but I don’t need then I removed 2 patterns.

Adding environment variables.
If this doesn’t work then using fcitx5 may solve.

sudo vi /etc/environment
export GTK_IM_MODULE=fcitx
export QT_IM_MODULE=fcitx
export XMODIFIERS=@im=fcitx

Or you may configure on user configuration file.

mkdir -p ~/.config/environment.d/
vi ~/.config/environment.d/fcitx5.conf


I used to set these environment variables on ~/.xprofile but it didn’t work because recent GNOME or other modern desktop use Wayland instead of X11.

You can check if you use X11 or Wayland.

wayland # If you use X11 then "x11" will be displayed

Please log out and log in again then you should be able to use like below.


How was it?

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