[XeTeX] Japanese Characters in PDF do not match thosein source file.

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Fri Aug 20 11:29:22 CEST 2010

Am Fri, 20 Aug 2010 13:06:27 +0900 schrieb Andrew A. Adams:

> I recently upgraded my Fedora Core 10 to Fedora Core 13. I'm getting a very 
> strange behaviour from processing latex files including Japanese text and 
> processed using xelatex. I've created a minimal input source file which 
> demonstrates the problem, which is that the unicode characters in the input 
> file are not the ones that appear in the output. It's possible that somehow 
> I'm getting Chinese characters instead of the Japanese ones in my original 
> file. I create my files in xemacs, and set the buffer encoding to UTF-8. I 
> use a script to process the file using xelatex with my default options:
> xelatex -interaction=nonstopmode -output-driver="xdvipdfmx -p a4 -V5 " $1.tex 
> && acroread -tempFile $1.pdf
> Attached are the sample tex file, the resulting output file, the log file 
> from manual xelatex processing and the output from manual xdvipdfmx 
> processing.

Don't use inputenc with xelatex. Never! inputenc is meant for
8-bit-machines. It breaks with xelatex. If your file is utf8 or
utf16 there is no nead to declare the encoding. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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