# Re: Typesetting Japanese

```Adam C Powell IV wrote:
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```Greetings,

I am trying to print something in Japanese, but am having trouble with
both LaTeX and OpenOffice.

http://www.physics.wustl.edu/~alford/tex/japanese_latex.html including
cjk-latex, hbf-kanji48, latex-cjk-japanese and
latex-cjk-japanese-wadalab.  And I included the same \usepackage
commands, and even used the provided templates.  And running "latex" or
"pdflatex" with a JIS or Shift-JIS file showed the same output as on
that page.  But latex ignored the Japanese, just treating it as a few
broken Roman characters to lay out, e.g. throwing errors when it
encountered an _ character.
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Perhaps you can try "sjislatex yourfile.tex" on the SJIS tex source file. You can also take a look at the examples directory in the cjk installation.
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Any ideas?

Thanks,
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