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

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Tue Aug 24 10:34:12 CEST 2010

Am Tue, 24 Aug 2010 16:54:29 +0900 schrieb Andrew A. Adams:

> 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 
> in /usr/share/fonts.

There is no need to search your system. As I told you you can get
the pathes of fonts involved in the log of xetex and the terminal
output of xdvipdfmx:

"Put \XeTeXtracingfonts=1 in your document and call xelatex with the
option  --output-driver="xdvipdfmx -vv""

Ulrike Fischer 

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