[XeTeX] encoding radicals in traditional Chinese

Gerrit Sangel z0idberg at gmx.de
Sat Nov 29 14:52:02 CET 2008

Am Freitag 28 November 2008 schrieb Daniel Greenhoe:

> 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/
> In general, if I have a ttf font file, how do I know what code range it
> supports?
> Would anyone happen to know of any free downloadable fonts that support the
> traditional Chinese radicals?
> Many thanks in advance,
> Dan

That is because you’re using the list of radicals from 2F00..2FD5. As far as I 
know, this list is depreceated (?), so you shouldn’t use it anymore. Also few 
fonts support it, so you would have trouble using them. All radicals exists 
as normal characters in the CJK Unified Ideographs Block. 

If you use the radicals in this Block, every font supports them. Take a look 
at this chart http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2F00.pdf, where the „real“ 
code for every radical is listed.


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