[XeTeX] Japanese Characters in PDF do not match thosein source file.
Andrew A. Adams
aaa at meiji.ac.jp
Tue Aug 24 09:54:29 CEST 2010
Andy Lin wrote:
> Could it be possible you have two copies of IPAMincho in your
> system/texpath right now? This has been known to result in issues such
> as incorrect glyphs showing up in the output, as in your case.
The prize goes to Andy Lin for the simplest solution and the weirdest
behaviour of a program I've seen in a while. There were indeed three, not
just two, copies of the font on my system. I had one in my local .fonts
directory and removed that yesterday, but it didn't seem to help. Today I did
a check again and found that two copies were in separate subdirectories in
/usr/share/fonts (japanese and IPA). I deleted one of the two and
lo-and-behold, I get the attached pdf.
Thank you all for your suggestions. Please remember this gotcha for anyone
having similar problems in future: do a search for the font file and delete
duplicates from anywhere XeTeX might find them, particularly from two places
Seems like an odd error to be caused, though perhaps they were slight
variants of the fonts and the xdvipdfmx and acrobat reader were finding the
different ones with separate glyph indices or something.
Once more, thanks for all the help and suggestions. Now back to writing weird
papers mixing Japanese text into my English. For those wishing to see the
type of thing I'm using this for, please look at:
Professor Andrew A Adams aaa at meiji.ac.jp
Professor at Graduate School of Business Administration, and
Deputy Director of the Centre for Business Information Ethics
Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan http://www.a-cubed.info/
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