[XeTeX] amsrefs and xeCJK don't play nice together

Nathan Sidoli nathan.sidoli at utoronto.ca
Tue Jul 19 03:26:21 CEST 2011

If the bulk of your document is in Japanese, XeCJK is not an ideal 
option, because the formatting will not be nice. (Actually, CJK is a 
strange notion, and clearly indicates that these packages are meant to 
be used for work in which there are just some small quotations of one of 
these languages.)

When I collaborate with Japanese colleagues on work in Japanese we 
always end up using pTeX, because the formatting of any of the CJK 
packages will never by satisfactory for a native reader.

On 11/07/18 9:45, Simon Cozens wrote:
> Hello,
> 	I'm trying to write an article in Japanese with some bibliographic elements
> in English. I'm using xeCJK to automatically swap fonts between Japanese and
> English without explicitly marking up the different languages, but it seems
> that the xeCJK package eats some of the punctuation characters in my bibliography.
> 	A minimal test case is attached; with the xeCJK package commented out, the
> bibliography is correct. With it active, the commas between names and between
> book title, publisher and address are all omitted for the Japanese entry.
> 	All my TeXnical skills have atrophied through lack of use, but it seems like
> the first element of BibSpec commands (e.g. the comma in
> 	    +{,} { }                            {address}
> ) is being eaten somewhere.
> 	I guess the problem is probably within xecjk, because it messes around with
> punctuation catcodes. (I have tried setting \punctstyle, but nothing helps.)
> Since amsrefs seems to be the only way to do mixed-language UTF8
> bibliographies nicely, it would be great if we could get this to work.
> Thanks,
> Simon
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