https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ ... bug/578281
Binary package hint: ubufox
Baidu is the leading search engine in China (http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63R5YM20100429) and growing given Google's departure from China. It will return results that are more targeted and relevant to users based in China.
I'm attaching a search plugin xml file for Baidu, generated using some information from OEM Service's communications with Baidu and looking at the suggestion info used in https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9184/
The suggestion bit works, but not quick enough to suggest as you type... If you type something in (>= 4 chars) and later backspace, you'll see the cached suggestion results that FF received. Not sure if I did something wrong or if it's just slow.
Baidu told OEM Services that their name is natively spelled 百度一下 so I used that. Baidu's site is not translated into English, so I don't see a compelling reason for the name to be the Englishy "Baidu" instead of what a native speaker would presumably prefer.
This also uses Ubuntu's Baidu ID for searches (the cl=3&tn=ubuntuu_cb bit).
Just drop the attached plugin into the searchplugins folder in ubufox.