[texhax] Japanese Fonts

Chris Bourke cbourke at cse.unl.edu
Tue Apr 11 18:11:43 CEST 2006

I've been experimenting with including a bit of Japanese in my TeX
documents.  I'm using Windows XP along with Microsoft's Input method
editor to write.

Under MikTeX I am able to compile JIS encoded examples without any
problems.  However, I am unable to compile with UTF-8 or Unicode.

I've been using Notepad to write, which only supports UTF-8 and Unicode.
I know the emacs supports JIS, but I don't want to go through the trouble
of installing and using it (I primarily use WinEDT but it is unable to
handle anything other than ascii).

Does anyone have any suggestions?  Are there any barebones programs that
will support JIS encoding?  Is there any way to get latex (especially
pdflatex) to understand unicode and/or UTF-8?


Chris Bourke
cbourke at cse.unl.edu

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