[XeTeX] About Chinese in XeTeX

YANG weiwei yangweiwei0127 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 25 07:08:30 CEST 2009

It  works well, thanks a lot
On Jun 25, 2009, at 12:31 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> On 24 Jun 2009, at 11:38, YANG weiwei wrote:
>> All:
>> Does anybody has used xetex to typeset Chinese?
> Yes. There's an old sample file at <http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/render_download.php?site_id=nrsi&format=file&media_id=xetex_chinese_sample&filename=xetex_chinese_sample.zip 
> > that you might find helpful. The zip file contains both source and  
> PDF, so you can see the input and the result.
> (Note that this was created on a Mac, so if you're on a different  
> platform you'd need to change the font names to something you have  
> available in order to re-typeset it.)
>> How do you break the line ?
> The simplest starting point is to include
>  \XeTeXlinebreaklocale "zh"
>  \XeTeXinterchartokenstate = 1
> at the beginning of your document.
>> And is there anything that we should pay attention to when we deal  
>> with the Chinese?
> For a start, make sure your text is Unicode (although it's possible  
> to use other encodings such as Big5, etc., life will be MUCH simpler  
> if you use Unicode throughout). And be sure to select fonts that  
> include the characters you need; xetex will not magically enable  
> Computer Modern to print Chinese characters!
> For more advanced handling of character spacing and other issues,  
> you could look at the zhspacing package (see http://code.google.com/p/zhspacing/) 
>  and/or xeCJK (on CTAN, I believe, or ask Google for more details).  
> Oh, I just found http://code.google.com/p/ctex-kit/ which also seems  
> to be a source for these kinds of packages.
> I expect some of the Chinese users here will give you further  
> guidance if needed.
> JK

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