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How to type X with Fcitx?

April 09, 2024 — Tatsumoto Ren

This article addresses common questions about typing with Fcitx.

To enter anything when using Fcitx, type what you want to type and then press the space bar. Fcitx will provide predictions for the characters you intend to insert. If the prediction is incorrect, continue pressing the space bar until you find the correct one.

Main article: How to type in Japanese

Small kana

To type ぁぃぅぇぉゃゅょ, type x before each corresponding sound. E.g., to type , you actually type xyu.

Repetition symbol 々

The character can be spelled noma because it resembles the katakana ノマ smashed together. Alternatively, you can try onaji.

Yen symbol ¥

Press (backslash). Find among the predictions.


The " " (blank space) can be spelled as kankaku.

Asterisk ※

Type komejirushi or hoshi.

Middle dot ・

Type nakaten or nakaguro.


Typing "xn" outputs ん.

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