[OS X TeX] Japanese XeTeX examples

Kino quinon at rio.odn.ne.jp
Sun Mar 27 00:41:58 EST 2005

On 26 Mar 2005, at 22:34, Will Robertson wrote:

> On 23 Mar 2005, at 3:23 PM, Kino wrote:

>> This is a table of standard glyph <=> expt/nlck.

I forgot to explain: what I call "standard glyph" is character shape 
defined in JIS X 0208:1997.

> Some questions:
> In the tags examples document, it seems like the command \ajTsumesuji* 
> automatically selects smaller width numbers in order to fit them into 
> a single glyph-width. Is this correct?

You are quite right. Please download
and look at otfcurrent/sty/ajmacros.sty (encoded in ISO-2022-JP)

> I probably wouldn't provide a similar command in fontspec, but I could 
> offer an example.

In my understanding, those glyphs are used mainly as note reference 
number and year in Arabic numerals arranged in horizontal direction in 
vertical texts, for example, in a chronological table. In ordinary 
vertical writings, we use Chinese numerals -- rarely Arabic numerals -- 
to indicate year.

> Also, have you managed to do vertical typesetting in XeTeX?

Oh, sorry. I have not managed to get work XeTeX with my Japanese LaTeX 
installation but...

> Or are the OpenType features that support vertical typesetting not 
> compatible with how XeTeX would have to perform this (that is, typeset 
> right-to-left and rotate)?

In Japanese writing system, CJK characters are not rotated. For 
characters of some kinds, special glyphs are used in vertical writing. 
Here is a conversion table of those characters.
<http://quinon.com/files/ptex/aj16_h2v-tex.zip> (source in ASCII)

The files above are based on the OpenType feature table of 

It will be installed by AdobeReader 7.0 as '/Applications/Adobe Reader 
7.0/Adobe Reader 
7.0.app/Contents/MacOS/Resource/CIDFont/KozMinProVI-Regular.otf' when 
you open a Japanese pdf with no Japanese font embedded.

Actually this font seems to be the only font supporting Adobe-Japan1-6 
character set and I hope Apple will update Hiragino font family with 


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