[XeTeX] Xetex doesnt display chinese characters in fonts that should have them

Kosta Welke kosta at fillibach.de
Sun Apr 19 21:41:28 CEST 2009

On Sun, 19 Apr 2009 21:34:09 +0200, Arthur Reutenauer <arthur.reutenauer at normalesup.org> wrote:

>> Is there an easy way to sort of "push" a font and then "pop" it later?
>   Yes, use a group.  {\fontspec{fontname} [chinese character]}

Did I mention that I suck at LaTeX? Thanks for the insight! :)

>> Also, I'm kinda confused that Xetex cant use the chinese characters in  
>> e.g. Bitstream Vera Serif.

>   There are no Chinese characters in Bistream Vera.  The other
> applications you mention must be displaying them using some other fonts
> (I'm surprised that OpenOffice does that, though).

I'm more surprised that kate does that.

Thank you for helping me so quickly. Now it looks just like it should. Also thanks to Gareth for pointing out the same thing and the newfontfamily.



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