[XeTeX] Looking for a better font selection method

Will Robertson wspr81 at gmail.com
Fri May 5 08:19:48 CEST 2006

On 05/05/2006, at 15:25 , Jjgod Jiang wrote:

> for example (in UTF-8):
>    XeTeX 排版系统的 Linux 版本现在可以测试了,它提 
> 供了与 Mac OS X
>    系统下一致的 Unicode 和 OpenType 支持 (但没有 AAT  
> 支持)。
> For these documents, using predefined command like \cjk{}
> (in CJKsamples.tex) will be unacceptable, since too many \cjk{}
> will appears, and vice versa

There is unfortunately no way around this problem at present.  
[footnote] It's not clear to me if a virtual unicode font situation  
will work be feasible, although I think I was one of the people who  
suggested it. The simple solution is to simply use a font that has  
both Chinese and Roman characters.

You'd think after designing tens of thousands of ideographs, the  
Chinese font designers would be able to knock together the measly  
extended Latin alphabet :)

Good luck,

Will Robertson

[footnote]: something like Jonathan Fine's ActiveTeX could probably  
do it by making all Latin characters and punctuation active, but I  
don't want to think of the ramifications of what that would involve.

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