I’m enjoying running Manjaro Arch Linux on my workstation so far. Some additional notes below.
1. I had trouble getting Fcitx Chinese input working, so I used IBus instead. Here is what I installed using Manjaro’s package GUI tool: IBus Preferences and ibus-pinyin;
2. IBus Pinyin works fine on this system except for Emacs. Using the system’s IME for Chinese input into Emacs is a fairly common problem. There are various hacks to get it work (mostly dealing with playing with LC_CTYPE=zh_CN.utf8), none to my liking. So I installed an Emacs package from MELPA, pyim. I put the following into my .emacs.d/init.el:
(require 'pyim) (require 'pyim-basedict) ; 拼音词库设置，五笔用户 *不需要* 此行设置 (pyim-basedict-enable) ; 拼音词库，五笔用户 *不需要* 此行设置 (setq default-input-method "pyim")
Ctrl-backslash invokes this input method. Ctrl-n and Ctrl-b pages down and up for character selections. It’s not as sophisticated as a full-blown IME, but it’ll do in a pinch.
3. I customized the format of the clock in system tray to %Y-%m-%d %A %R