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Re: Typesetting Japanese

On Wednesday 17 October 2007 07:51:51 Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> I am trying to print something in Japanese, but am having trouble with
> both LaTeX and OpenOffice.
> In LaTeX, I downloaded the packages specified at
> 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.

I haven't used it myself, but xetex is supposedly very good/popular for 
typesetting any sort of unicode scripts. I know of people using it for 
Unicode PUA scripts, etc. I believe it handles CJK very well.


It's also in Debian as texlive-xetex.

Wesley J. Landaker <wjl@icecavern.net> <xmpp:wjl@icecavern.net>
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