[XeTeX] Current state of CJK support
firmicus at ankabut.net
Mon Mar 8 21:51:05 CET 2010
On 08/03/2010 00:09, Wilfred van Rooijen wrote:
> There are Japanese packages for polyglossia (the successor of babel
> for xelatex) although at present polyglossia does not yet officially
> support Japanese.
I looked at this again today, as I am currently helping the folks who
are preparing the new Ubuntu Manual in several languages with the help
of xelatex and polyglossia. A few hours ago I received from them new
gloss-*.ldf files for Bengali, Telugu, Marathi and Japanese!
Two more elaborate polyglossia modules for Japanese are available at
I have also found a discussion of Japanese typesetting with xelatex at
http://kuniyoshi.fastmail.fm/xetex/ where an alternative package
genzi.sty is also presented. Nobody has ever contacted me about
including CJK in polyglossia. I would not have the competence to
actively maintain the modules for these languages, but if someone is
willing to do it and provide active support, I would happily include it
in the bundle.
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