git clone https://github.com/scim-im/scim-tables.git
cd scim-tables/tables/[lang]/and look for a table (file ending in
txt.in) that has a simple structure, but that you like when you use it (obviously, try and compare using scim).
ICON = /usr/share/scim/icons/[your_filename].png- create an icon using the others in that folder as examples)
/usr/share/scim/tables/[your_filename].bin. Note, that while the filename pretends to be a binary, it’s just plain text, easy to maintain.
Your table should be in scim’s menu under the language you used, and work the same as the table you copied it from. To be clear: the only thing you do is edit a
txt.in source file, rename it to
bin, put it in
/usr/share/scim/tables, put an icon in
/usr/share/scim/icons/ and restart scim. You don’t compile. The bin file begins with SCIM_Generic_Table_Phrase_Library_TEXT and contains a regular path to the icon.
I find this much easier than compiling the source after each edit. Currently it works for me (on Slackware 14), but I don’t know that future versions will allow this too.
I’m working on tables to be able to make notes on Classical Chinese or modern Mandarin (from the perspective of someone who knows Japanese). It currently uses pinyin in a-z only (tones in -x -h suffixes). I’m going to add other input (example sono 其). If you want to you can try it out (I couldn’t find a regular table for pinyin input myself), see below. The table contains all the words in Cedict (113,230 words). Work in progress.
updated 2015年 7月 7日 火曜日 23:42:18 CEST (113,230 words).
zhehge 這個, zhongguox 中國.