Setup Ubuntu Linux 7.10 with Chinese Language Support
  1. Install it from CD
  2. Setup network: System -> Administration -> Network
  3. Install system & software updates
    • set root password: passwd root
    • uncomment all deb deb-src entries in /etc/apt/sources.list
    • unset LANG; aptitude -y update; aptitude -y dist-upgrade
    • reboot
  4. Enable Chinese Language Support on Ubuntu
    • System -> Administration -> Language Support
      • Click "Install" button
      • select "Chinese" then click "Apply" or "OK" button
      • tick "Enable support to enter complex characters"
      • reboot
  5. Enable language-selector.conf
    • fontconfig-voodoo -f -s zh_CN
  6. Use Windows XP Fonts
    • su
    • cd /usr/share/fonts; mkdir windows
    • cp /media/sda1/WINDOWS/Fonts/cour*.ttf ./
    • cp /media/sda1/WINDOWS/Fonts/tahoma*.ttf ./
    • cp /media/sda1/WINDOWS/Fonts/cour*.ttf ./
    • cp /media/sda1/WINDOWS/Fonts/simsun.ttc ./
    • chmod 644 *
    • fc-cache -fv
    • vi /etc/fonts/language-selector.conf (see attached)
    • See also here
    • /etc/init.d/gdm restart
  7. Install Restricted Software Packages
    • aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras
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