Chinese Under English Locale
This article shows how I installed Chinese support for Fedora under English locale(en_US.UTF-8).
Copy the TrueType fonts you want from Microsoft Windows to /usr/share/fonts/windows/. You many find the fonts in Windows' \WINNT\Fonts directory.
Then execute the following commands as root:
cd /usr/share/fonts/windows ttmkfdir . cp fonts.scale fonts.dir chkfontpath --add /usr/share/fonts/windows
Here are the fonts that should be installed
Input Method Installation and Configuration
Installation of SCIM on Fedora Core
Scim is now included in Fedora Extras. See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/UsingExtras for more information on how to use Fedora Extras. (In FC4 and later yum is preconfigured to use extras.)
Once you have yum setup for extras, run as root:
yum install scim
You will also need to install some IMEngine packages.
Currently work is in progress adding these to Fedora Extras, in the mean time you can use the packages in the yum repositories at http://people.redhat.com/petersen/scim/ to obtain IMEngine packages for Fedora Core 3 and 4. Configuring default Input system
If you use Chinese, Japanese or Korean by default on your desktop then after installing the scim package from Fedora Extras it should be the default Input system by default for those languages.
If this is not the case, then you can change you default input method system wide with "system-switch-im", or as a user on a system where system-switch-im is installed:
im-switch -s scim
If you are not able to install "system-switch-im", the equivalent operation is:
mkdir -p ~/.xinput.d ln -s /etc/X11/xinit/xinput.d/scim ~/.xinput.d/default
Replace "default" by your locale without encoding (eg "ja_JP" for Japanese, etc), if you only want to use scim by default for desktop sessions in that language.