JavaStation Client Software Guide

Setting the Input Method

An input method controls how JavaStation users in Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, and Korean locales will compose characters at the keyboard. The input method is administered by a language engine running on a Solaris system in the JavaStation network. Localized versions of Solaris offer language engines to support the input methods listed below.

Note -

To fully support one of the preceding locales, you must also set up keyboard and font support. See "What You Must Configure", "Adding Fonts" and "Adding a Keyboard" for more information.

Table 10-6 Input Methods by Language


Input Methods  

Chinese Simplified 

  • Location

  • Double Pinyin

  • Stroke

  • Full Pinyin

  • Golden Input

  • Intelligent Pinyin

  • Chinese Symbol

Chinese Traditional  

  • TsangChieh

  • ChuYin

  • I-Tien

  • Telecode

  • ChienI

  • NeiMa

  • ChuanHsing


  • 2-Bulsik

  • Hanja Input

  • Special Character

  • Code Value


  • CS00

  • Wnn6 (Solaris 2.6 only)

Note -

Arabic, Hebrew, and Thai characters are also composed using an input method. However, support for these input methods is automatic in the JavaOS software and does not require additional configuration.

To Set the Input Method
  1. Set the property.

    This property enables JavaStation computers to access to the Solaris machine running the language engine for the input method. To support multiple input methods for all the JavaStation computers in your network, use a semicolon-delimited list of Solaris machines. Set this property as follows:;hostname:port...


    hostname is the Solaris host running the language engine. port is the port at which the engine is located. By default, the JavaStation computers use port 9010.

    Note -

    To make an input method server accessible to only a subset of the JavaStation computers in your network, you will need to create a unique macro for these computers in the dhcptab file. See "Sample dhcptab File ".

  2. (Optional) Set the property.

    Setting this property to true, as follows, enables a pop-up window with input method status information to appear on the JavaStation monitor.

  3. (Optional) Set the property.

    This property controls how the JavaStation user selects characters when using an input method. If false, when the list of candidate characters is displayed, letters are used to indicate each choice. If true, letters are replaced with buttons so that the user must click on a button to pick a choice. Note that enabling this option degrades the performance of user input.

  4. Reboot the JavaStation computer.

    To reboot a JavaStation computer, turn it off and then on.