Another Japan in the World

Jun Aruga's blog.

Náchod and Adršpach, Czech Republic

When I looked for a good place to think, I found this place.


Náchod is a small city but good place to stay to think, buying the healthy foods, going to the restaurants. And it is accessible to Adršpach and from other cities in Czech Republic. I selected this place as a base camp to go to Adršpach.

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There are some knowledges to enjoy this area. You can use train or bus from Nachod. To used the train, "CD" (Muj vlak) app is useful. To use bus, "IDOS" app is useful.

  • Teplice nad Metují train station: Junction station to go to Adršpach or Broumov.
  • Adršpach: Rocks
  • Teplické skály: Another rocks. I did not go this time.
  • Broumov: Broumov Cloister (Monastery). I did not go this time.

This is the train route to remember. Náchod - Teplice nad Metují - Adršpach.

When you buy the ticket to enter Adršpach on the gate, you get the map. Adršpach is wide. You can save the way using shortcut. The highlights are view points "18" and "19". See the map here [1].

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This is my highlight sleeping on the ground with my picnic sheet. Do not forget it! f:id:happybirthday:20200816165251j:plain


i3: Install & set up Japanese input environment

I installed and did set up Japanese input environment on i3 window manager on Fedora.

Here is the working log.


Install the following packages at first.

$ sudo dnf install fcitx

$ sudo dnf install fcitx-configtool

$ sudo dnf install fcitx-anthy

Fcitx [1] is an input method framework.

$ rpm -q -i fcitx
Summary     : An input method framework
Description :
Fcitx is an input method framework with extension support. Currently it
supports Linux and Unix systems like FreeBSD.

Fcitx tries to provide a native feeling under all desktop as well as a light
weight core. You can easily customize it to fit your requirements.

fcitx-configtool is the Gtk based GUI config tool.

$ rpm -q -i fcitx-configtool
Summary     : Gtk+-based configuring tools for Fcitx
Description :
fcitx-config-gtk and fcitx-config-gtk3 are Gtk based configuring tools for

fcitx-anthy is Anthy's wrappter for Fcitx.

$ rpm -q -i fcitx-anthy
Summary     : Anthy Engine for Fcitx
Description :
Fcitx-anthy is an Anthy engine wrapper for Fcitx. It provides a Japanese input
method. You can input hiragana and katakana by romaji or using a Japanese
keyboard. And fcitx-anthy also supports converting hiragana or katakana to

Anthy is one of the Input Method (IM) engines for Japanese. Seeing ArchLinux's Localization/Japanese page [2] - Input methods, there are other engines, libkkc, Mozc, Skk. I found the libkkc and Skk's package too. Maybe if I install it, I can enable the engine too. This time I use fcitx-anthy.

$ dnf search fcitx | grep Japanese
fcitx-kkc.x86_64 : Japanese Kana Kanji Engine for Fcitx
fcitx-skk.x86_64 : Japanese SKK (Simple Kana Kanji) Engine for Fcitx
fcitx5-skk.x86_64 : Japanese SKK (Simple Kana Kanji) Engine for Fcitx5

Set up

I referred the document [3].

Add the following lines to .bash_profile in case of using Bash.

$ vi ~/.bash_profile
# Japanese input
export QT_IM_MODULE=fcitx
export XMODIFIERS=@im=fcitx
export GTK_IM_MODULE=fcitx

Add the following lines to i3 config file.

$ vi ~/.config/i3/config
# Japanese input
exec --no-startup-id fcitx -d

Then logout i3 and login i3 again. You see the task icon on the right bottom. Mouse right click and left click "Toggle Virtual Keyboard" or Type "Ctrl + Space" to toggle it.