OK, I have been around and around with this and am ready to ask for help!
Installed Antergos about a week ago and most everything is working great - fantastic way to get an Arch based distro up and running quickly.
I have need of writing in Chinese and English. I am using Gnome (with lightdm and lightdm-webkit-greeter), fully updated. The Arch Wiki on ibus says that ibus will be installed if you have Gnome but that doesn’t seem to apply to Antergos - at least it wasn’t installed when I finished my base install. I installed the East Asian font packs that I am used to using with other distros and used the Regions and Language setting tool to add Chinese as an input method - still no go. Now I have a nice little drop down in my upper panel which allows switching from English to Chinese but still won’t allow Chinese input. I can render Chinese materials on the web or in emails/documents with no problems but still can’t write. I decided I needed to install ibus manually.
First, I generated the proper locale with locale-gen ([url:wtn6jk1t]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Locale[/url:wtn6jk1t]) and followed the [url:wtn6jk1t]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/IBus#Installation[/url:wtn6jk1t] Arch Wiki to install Ibus and ibus-libpinyin. Followed through with the suggested changes to .bashrc.
When I try logging out and logging back in the graphical login screen is blank. The only way to recover (that I have found) is to go to a different virtual terminal and
pacman -R ibus ibus-libpinyin
Any suggestions for getting this to work are appreciated. Surely Chinese input is possible with Antergos!?!