[XeTeX] Bug report: How to use Chinese Font HYCuSongJ in XeTeX? (mathmhb at gmail)

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 3 17:48:41 CEST 2009

On 3 Jul 2009, at 13:11, mathmhb at gmail wrote:

> hi, everyone,
> It seems that nobody care my question on using Chinese font HYCuSongJ.
> I need to re-raise this question since I doubt that this may be a  
> bug of XeTeX.
> The font HYCuSongJ is a valid TTF file and it can be displayed in  
> Windows quite well.
> However, I cannot use it in XeTeX like using other normal Chinese  
> fonts although fc-cache can correctly recognize this font.
> It may be a bug of XeTeX. If any of you can check this font  
> carefully and tell me why, I would appreciate your time and efforts.  
> Thanks!

I was going to take a look at the font, but when I tried the link on  
flyupload.com, it didn't appear to download the font (perhaps because  
my browser has pop-ups disabled?); on the other hand, it did try to  
open multiple "pop-under" windows with irritating ads on my computer.  
So I didn't pursue this any further; I don't want to deal with a site  
that behaves in such a way.

If there's an alternative way to take a look at the font, I'll try  
again, but I won't go back to flyupload.


> mathmhb
> =================================================================
> How to use Chinese Font HYCuSongJ in XeTeX? (mathmhb at gmail)
> Hi, does any one know how to use Chinese TTF HYCuSongJ in XeTeX?
> This chinese font can be downloaded from
> http://www.flyupload.com/?fid=836890169
> The test tex file (utf-8 encoded) can be downloaded from
> http://www.flyupload.com/?fid=550275384
> I have run fc-cache to cache this TrueType font. Here is the  
> corresponding
> font info by fc-list:
> ?????,HYCuSongJ:style=regular
> If I use the Chinese font name in \setromanfont{...}, I got an error  
> like
> kpathsea: Invalid fontname `????????', contains '?
> ! Font \zf at basefont=???????? at 12.0pt not loadable: Metric (TFM)
> file or installed font not found.
> If I use the English font name HYCuSongJ in \setromanfont{...}, the  
> xetex
> engine will automatically invoke "mktextfm HYCuSongJ", which of course
> fails.
> I have tried my other chinese fonts, all of them except HYCuSongJ work
> well. I wonder whether anybody can explain how to use HYCuSongJ in  
> XeTeX.
> Many thanks!

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