[NTG-context] Chinese

Richard Gabriel rgabriel at kerio.com
Fri Dec 9 16:24:42 CET 2005


Hi guys,

I can confirm that the UTF-8 input doesn't work for me too. 
If I convert the file info GBK (CP936), it works fine [I suggest to use the 'iconv' utility for the conversion :-)].

I tested the UTF-8 output the followin ways:

1) 
\enableregime[utf]
\usemodule[chinese]

Processing a file with this setup ends with an error:

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kpathsea: Running mktextfm gbsong80
mktextfm: Could not map typeface abbreviation bs for gbsong80.
mktextfm: Need to update c:/WinApp/TeXLive/texmf-dist/fonts/map/fontname/special
.map?
mktextfm: Running mf "\mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input gbsong80"
This is METAFONT, Version 2.71828 (Web2c 7.5.5)

kpathsea: Running mktexmf gbsong80
mktexmf: empty or non-existent rootfile!
! I can't find file `gbsong80'.
<*> ...ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input gbsong80

Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<*> ...ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input gbsong80

Transcript written on mfput.log.
mktextfm: warning: can't open log file gbsong80.log.
mktextfm: `mf "\mode:=ljfour; mag:=1; nonstopmode; input gbsong80"' failed.
kpathsea: Appending font creation commands to missfont.log.
! Font \unicodefont=gbsong80 at 24.88806pt not loadable: Metric (TFM) file not
found.

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I cannot figure out why it wants "gbsong80" when the encoding vector set starts from the 0x81 offset. 
Maybe some error in the UTF mapping?


2)
\usemodule[chinese]
  \enableregime[utf]
  
No error, but not output!
The PDF contains only black squares instead of glyphs.
The log shows that no fonts were used at all!

-Richard


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From: Xiao Jianfeng [mailto:fdu.xiaojf at gmail.com]
To: mailing list for ConTeXt users [mailto:ntg-context at ntg.nl]
Sent: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 15:24:22 +0100
Subject: Re: [NTG-context] Chinese

Tobias Burnus wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Xiao Jianfeng wrote:
>
>>> What would be needed to get UTF-8 input running with Chinese?
>>
>> If you use vim to edit your tex file, maybe you can try "set 
>> encoding=utf8", then save and compile.
>> As far as I know, GBK is compatible with unicode.
>
> No, that does not work - that is the reason I started this mail thread.
> You get the wrong characters and you may get some TeX errors.
> (And that is the reason Lutz wrote a UTF-8 to GBK converted.)
>
> Tobias
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What is the value of your environment variables about LC_CTYPE and LANG ?

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