Install required packages
First let's install the required packages. Fortunately, Arch provides a "group" with (almost) everything we need:
(just hit enter to install all).
We need to install a few more packages (one being a Japanese input editor and the other a configuration tool):
Now we have the required packages installed, we need to do a bit of configuring.
I needed to add the following to my
If you're using i3, we'll need to start
fcitx when we start our window manager. For
i3 that means adding the following to your
Once done, restart (or logout/login) and you should be able to hit alt-space(bar) at an input area and it should switch to Japanese input. When in Japanese input mode the fcitx tray icon icon should look like:
If, after a restart, you still cannot input Japanese, try running
fcitx-diagnose from terminal (detected issues will be marked in red).
fcitx-configtool from terminal and make sure there is a
Mozc input method.