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

Andrew A. Adams aaa at meiji.ac.jp
Tue Aug 24 13:29:40 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""

Locate ipam.ttf worked much quicker than deciphering the output of xelatex, 
actually. Especially when \XeTeXtracingfonts=1 gave me an error whenever I 
tried to use it (tried before and after "\begin document"):

Document Class: article 2005/09/16 v1.4f Standard LaTeX document class
fontspec.cfg loaded.
(/usr/share/texmf/tex/xelatex/fontspec/fontspec.cfg)) (./Kanji_Test.aux)
! Undefined control sequence.
l.9 \XeTeXtracingfonts
[1] (./Kanji_Test.aux) )
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Of course if two files with different file names claimed to be providing the 
same font, the approach that finally worked for me wouldn't solve it.

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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