[XeTeX] Advanced East Asian typesetting

Wilfred van Rooijen wvanrooijen at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 30 23:18:07 CEST 2009

There is a package called zhspacing.sty to take care of proper line breaking etc when using CJK characters.

The package nruby.sty can be modified in a simple way to cooperate with the zhspacing package for ruby.

Vertical typesetting is possible if the font supports rotating glyphs. Then, put your text in a box, using rotated glyphs, then rotate the entire box to get vertical typesetting. It should be noted that this does not always work perfectly.

I wrote an article for the Dutch LaTeX magazine about this about a half a year ago. It must be hiding somewhere on a backup drive. If you want, I can send it to you, including the .tex source.

Wilfred van Rooijen

--- On Thu, 4/30/09, Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE> wrote:

> From: Peter Dyballa <Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE>
> Subject: Re: [XeTeX] Advanced East Asian typesetting
> To: "Unicode-based TeX for Mac OS X and other platforms" <xetex at tug.org>
> Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009, 3:56 PM
> Am 30.04.2009 um 20:57 schrieb Gerrit:
> > I wonder if it is now possible to conveniently typeset
> CJK?  I’m  
> > especially
> > interested in vertical typesetting and ruby, and also
> about „good“  
> > line
> > spacing, kinsoku shori and such.
> A few of these and the other keywords were used before on
> this list.
> --
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