[XeTeX] Basic CJK support in Polyglossia

Jérôme Étévé jerome.eteve at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 22:53:30 CET 2013


There's a pretty good post here that describes a simple method to fallback to
CJK fonts even when they're mixed with roman text.




On 14 January 2013 16:49, Hans Schmidt <hans.schmidt.5 at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hello,
> I know that sophisticated CJK support is quite a challenge and that it is
> not easily achievable.
> I wonder if it is possible to include basic CJK support in Polyglossia,
> though.
> What I had in mind:
> 1. Offering \begin{chinese/japanese/korean} and
> \textchinese/japanese/korean.
> 2. When enabled, load the line break patterns that you get at least a line
> break.
> 3. Loading the xeCJK and/or ctex packages which will provide some spacing
> and other options.
> 4. Set a larger line spacing for a complete paragraph.
> (5. Load a default font.)
> I know that with the current packages it is not possible to write a good
> complete CJK text, but currently, it is quite cumbersome to set everything
> for yourself, if you just want to insert some words or a small paragraph in
> Japanese: \newcommand for a Japanese environment, the line break option, the
> font, spacing between latin and CJK text etc. Even if I know how to do it,
> it would be much nicer if this would be set in Polyglossia. Thats what that
> package is for, isn’t it?
> Polyglossia has support for almost any language, so I wonder why not CJK.
> Isn’t it possible to at least insert the easy, already supported things into
> Polyglossia?
> Thanks,
> Hans
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