[XeTeX] encoding radicals in traditional Chinese

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Fri Nov 28 20:12:22 CET 2008

On 29 Nov 2008, at 03:24, Daniel Greenhoe wrote:

>> You can simply use TeX's \char primitive, as in
>> \char"2F39, to print any Unicode character using
>> the current font.
> This is basically the answer I was looking for --- so let me first  
> say, thank you very much! That is very helpful.
> But now I have a different problem; and that is that when I use the  
> \char command, nothing shows up in the generated pdf file.  
> Presumably this is because the font I am using does not support the  
> 2F00-2FDF range. The font I tried to use shows up in my operating  
> system as "HanWangMingMedium", and was downloaded as a ttf file from
>  http://apt.nc.hcc.edu.tw/pub/FreeSoftware/free_fonts/wangttf/

Do the Chinese fonts that come with Windows not include these?

If nothing else, you could try James Kass's Code2000, which is pretty  
comprehensive -- may not always be the most beautiful font but at  
least you'll be able to see the characters. (It's shareware, IIRC; I'm  
sure Google can find it.)


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