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Re: XeTeX encoding problem

From: Masamichi HOSODA
Subject: Re: XeTeX encoding problem
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:02:38 +0900 (JST)

>> Have you ever got the CJK characters to work in a Texinfo file with
>> XeTeX or LuaTeX? If so, maybe we should conditionally load the fonts
>> that you got to work. Can you satisfactorily typeset Japanese text
>> with XeTeX without the use of LaTeX packages? If not, it very likely
>> won't be practical to implement special rules for typesetting Japanese
>> in Texinfo itself.
> Not yet. I want to try it.
> I'm going to use LuaTeX-ja.
> https://osdn.jp/projects/luatex-ja/wiki/FrontPage%28en%29
> It can set Japanese fonts separately from alphabetic font settings.
> It also has special rules for typesetting Japanese.
> It does not require LaTeX.
> On the other hand, in XeTeX, it is difficult.
> However, Japanese characters and fonts can be used by plain XeTeX at least.

I'm trying Japanese Texinfo with XeTeX/LuaTeX native Unicode.

In my experiment, in both XeTeX and LuaTeX,
Japanese font and Alphabetic font can be separately set.
Even if in XeTeX, typesetting result of Japanese text is acceptable
in my humble opinion.

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