[XeTeX] Current state of CJK support

François Charette 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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