[SOLVED] East Asian text input on latest #! image (2011.11.25)

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – I've been testing out the new Statler release on an ASUS Eee and I really like--it's fast and responsive. I need to be able to input East Asian text, however, so I tried to install either 'ibus' or 'scim' which was available in the default repos from Statler release 2011.02.04When I searched for ibus or scim in Synaptic, however, the base package was not to be found! The only East Asian language that appears is Chinese (ibus-pinyin, ibus-sunpinyin, etc); even Japanese text input pkg's don't show up for ibus. The same thing was true for 'scim'. (HowTos)