I have a few users who have requested the ability to read/write Japanese on their RedHat 4.8 English workstations. I installed the standard English 4.8 distribution and was curious if there was a application/package/etc... that could be installed to give multi-language support? On their windows machines they use IME, but I not sure if something similar exists for Linux. Other versions of RedHat/Linux are not an option, since they have existing applications installed that can only be run with RH v4.8.
You want to install the appropriate language packages. Then the users just set the appropriate LANG/LOCALE environment variables (or desktop manager preferences) and stuff Just Works :-)