[texhax] Typing Chinese with plain TeX
romeomedina at libero.it
Thu Sep 2 18:45:02 CEST 2004
I'm trying to install ChiTeX, after downloading the files from
. It appears to be one of the most difficult installations ever happened me
At a certain point during the installation I was asked questions
with symbols I didn't understand:
1. texmf µÄÄ¿Â¼ (Ò»°ãÎª /usr/.../texmf) Îª:
2. *.fmt µµËùÔÚµÄÄ¿Â¼ (Ò»°ãÎª /usr/.../texmf/web2c) Îª:
3. .../texfonts µÄÄ¿Â¼ (Ò»°ãÎª /var/tmp/texfonts »ò
/var/lib/texmf »ò /var/texfonts ÆäÖÐº¬ÓÐ×ÓÄ¿Â¼ tfm, pk µÈ) Îª:
ÈôÎÞ´ËÄ¿Â¼, Äã¿ÉÄÜ±ØÐë run 'texmfconfig' È¥Éè¶¨³ö´ËÄ¿Â¼
4. ¿ÉÖ´ÐÐµµ latex ËùÔÚµÄÄ¿Â¼Îª:
ÈôÈ«²¿ÕýÈ·¼üÈë y ¼ü, ·ñÔòÇë¼üÈë '1' »ò '2',..
I didn't know what to reply!
Then I wrote to professor Hung-Yih Chen, who said:
Your system should have been installed with chinese environment
or have chinese xterm, for example, cxterm or others.
In cxterm, you could read and input chinese.
The symbols you could not read are chinese characters.
Then I went to the web site
and downloaded the 5.2.3 version of cxterm.
I tried to install it:
tar xvfz cxterm-5.2.3.tgz
and everything seemed to go well; but when I typed
I got the following output ('carolina' is the username;
she's my sister, who speaks Chinese,
and it's for her that I'm trying to install ChiTeX):
[carolina at localhost cxterm-5.2.3]$ make
make: Entering directory `/home/carolina/cxterm-5.2.3'
Making all in cxterm
make: Entering directory `/home/carolina/cxterm-5.2.3/cxterm'
gcc -g -O2 -o cxterm.bin button.o HZbuiltn.o HZinMthd.o HZutil.o
screen.o util.o charproc.o HZchList.o HZInput.o input.o scrollbar.o
VTPrsTbl.o cursor.o HZfilter.o HZpopup.o main.o tabs.o data.o HZinArea.o
HZtrie.o menu.o Tekproc.o HZassoc.o HZinCntx.o HZtrieWc.o misc.o
ekPrsTbl.o -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lXaw -lXt -lXmu -lSM -lICE -lncurses -lXext -
lX11 -lXpm -lm
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lncurses
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [cxterm.bin] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/carolina/cxterm-5.2.3/cxterm'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/carolina/cxterm-5.2.3'
make: *** [all] Error 2
[carolina at localhost cxterm-5.2.3]$
So the installation did not succeed.
I would like to ask prof. Hung-Yih Chen only questions strictly concerning
Is anybody out there who can give me a hint?
(Maybe Edward G.J. Lee?)
I'd be very grateful.
P.S.: Is it necessary to know Chinese to do the installation of cxterm and
I know nothing of Chinese, and my sister is out these days.
And, after I will have installed cxterm and ChiTeX, I still haven't
how to type the standard input and the input .tex file in order to get
I don't understand how the symbols I mentioned above: ÒÑ²âµ½»òÄãÊäÈëµÄÄ¿Â¼:
can be called chinese characters, neither how they can be produced on the
Maybe a special keyboard is needed?
I realise there's plenty of things I still don't know about all this
And that's also why it looks quite interesting.
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