Input method engines
After installing new input methods packages, launch fcitx5-configtool from command or tray menu. There should be a message with button that allows to reload or restart Fcitx 5 to make new input method engines ready to use. This only applies to non-flatpak Fcitx 5.
As for Fcitx installed from Flatpak, you will need to restart manually. The restart function in Flatpak-based fcitx 5 will not reload the sandbox, thus new extension package will still not be visible. You must fully quit Fcitx and launch a new instance to make it load the new flatpak extension package.
- fcitx5-chinese-addons. It includes most common input methods used by Simplified Chinese including engines for Pinyin and Table (Wubi, etc).
- fcitx5-table-extra. Additional Chinese Table
- fcitx5-chewing. Chewing engine based on libchewing.
- fcitx5-zhuyin. Zhuyin input method engine based on libzhuyin.
- fcitx5-rime. A customizable input method, but by default its default configuration will be pinyin.