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1. ## [SOLVED] LaTeX with Chinese fonts tutorial.

Hello!

This is a translation of this thread on the French forums.

Have you ever tried to install Chinese fonts on your LaTeX distribution, and, like me, failed to do so? This topic introduces a way to install a LaTeX distribution with already installed Chinese fonts. This method will work with any Linux distribution, not only Ubuntu. Executables are compiled for i386 systems only.

Warnings*

TeXlive-zh is a non-official distibution and contains non-commercial licensed fonts. For a commercial use of the fonts bsmi and gbsn, please ask 中易 www.china-e.com.cn et 方正 www.foundertech.com

There are no Japanese, Korean, Tamil or Thai fonts here.

Most commands here require high user privileges. They are preceeded by a # symbol, and other commands with a $symbol. # instructions must be executed as root or with sudo. Source of this tutorial Instructions in Chinese are here: http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/about2845...bc6e9f410a8b7c 1. Try it, or install it 1.1 First method (more efficient, but longer to download) • Download the ISO file linked to the Chinese tutorial. You can make a coffee or so during the download • Mount that ISO file on /mnt: Code: # mount -o loop texlive.iso /mnt • Mount the SquashFS on /usr/local/texlive: Code: # mount -t squashfs -o loop,ro /mnt/texlive.squashfs /usr/local/texlive • ⁽¹⁾ Add it to the PATH: Code: $ export PATH=/usr/local/texlive/2005/bin/i386-linux/:$PATH Done! If you want to install it, create (#) a directory, eG /usr/local/texlive-zh, and run Code: # cp -a /usr/local/texlive /usr/local/texlive-zh then, add /usr/local/texlive-zh to the PATH variable in /etc/environment, for example editing it (#) with nano. You can then unmount /mnt/texlive.squashfs, the iso file, and remove that iso file. 1.2. Alternate method (quicker) • Install 7-zip (package for ubuntu may be named p7zip) • Download this file here (server in France) or there (server in China). Size should be 577MB, md5sum is f87201d93a3752b283fe19ad1f483f00. • Uncompress that file (and then remove it if you want): Code: $ 7zr e CTeXLive20051018.iso.7z
(note: the command may be 7z instead of 7zr on some distributions)
• Mount the ISO file that has been extracted:
Code:
# mount -o loop CTeXLive20051018.iso /usr/local/texlive
• Go to the ⁽¹⁾ mark in method 1.

2. Sample LaTeX Document
2.1 LaTeX Source
Code:
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{CJKutf8}
\begin{document}
\begin{CJK*}{UTF8}{song}
这是一个测试
\end{CJK*} (this is a test)
\end{document}
song font can be replaced with gbsn, or bsmi for traditional characters set.
2.2 Compiling
If you want it, you can use my Makefile: just type «*make*» without arguments, and your LaTeX files in the working directory will be pdfLaTeXed. Available here.

Thanks and feedback
I hope you will enjoy it. Thanks to Yule Wang, and the creators of that distribution. If you have problems, contact me for example, or leave a MemoServ note for pabix on irc.freenode.net.
Last edited by pabix; June 29th, 2008 at 03:39 AM. Reason: Change of title for better index

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