Integrating Cloud Pinyin in ibus-libpinyin
The openSUSE GSoC 2018 project
I am Hillwood Yang from Chongqing China. I am a FOSS fans and a building engineer. I do something about localization, package, bugfix and so on for openSUSE and FOSS in sparetime. openSUSE Member and openSUSE.Asia Organization Committee.
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Pinyin input method is the most popular input method in China. There are many kinds of Pinyin input methods on ibus, such as ibus-pinyin, ibus-libpinyin and ibus-sunpinyin. All of them need search words from local table dictionary. What is ibus? The full name of ibus is Input Bus Introduction. It is the default input method framework in SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE GNOME Desktop. ibus-pinyin and ibus-libpinyin work on ibus. ibus and its input method are very important to Asia users of SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE. The cloud computing is the new feature in some commercial input methods in China. They can search and get words from cloud server. Cloud computing can greatly improve the accuracy of the input method. This project is integrating cloud computing in ibus-pinyin or ibus-libpinyin. Many cloud pinyin input methods have apis can be used, Such as baidupinyin and googlepinyin.And Fcitx have finished this work, but it was just a extension on fcitx (fcitx-cloudpinyin).