Proposed F19 Feature: libkkc - a new Japanese Kana Kanji input library

Jaroslav Reznik jreznik at
Mon Jan 28 11:27:19 UTC 2013

= Features/libkkc =

Feature owner(s):  Daiki Ueno <ueno at>

libkkc, a new Japanese Kana Kanji input library, will be available in Fedora 
19, along with an IBus input method engine which uses libkkc as backend (ibus-

== Detailed description ==
There are currently two options for typical users to input Japanese sentences: 
ibus-anthy or ibus-mozc. However, both have issues:

* ibus-anthy
- Anthy, the backend library, has been dead upstream for years.
- The accuracy is not good because of bugs in the core algorithm of Anthy. 
* ibus-mozc
- Contributions to the input method are limited to Google employees.
- There are no library interface. That means it cannot easily be used by other 
input method frameworks than IBus, such as Fcitx and uim. 

libkkc and ibus-kkc will be a better replacement of those. 

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