so far I'm hitting a wall with the PDF creation of CJK languages of our
documentation. Some of you may already found out that the Japanese or
Korean versions of the manual have no text, other than the latin or
untranslated sections.

It looks to me, that this is because the used font (free sans) simply
does not provide the needed characters for this, which means we need a
different font.

I tried Cyberbit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberbit), which everyone
of you can try. The Japanese and Korean now show text. The dblatex
documentation says, it can use the CJK package, but in my opinion it is
not in use as I switched to XeTeX, which supports UTF-8 and therefore no
need for CJK and custom fonts.

Three unresolved issues:

    * Cyberbit is not published under a free license
    * It is therefore not available under every system
    * The Japanese text is overflowing the right margin, making the PDF
      still not very useful.

If you want to try Cyberbit, download it:


Install the font (I copied it into my ~/.fonts) and add:

  <xsl:param name="xetex.font">
    <xsl:text>\setmainfont{Bitstream Cyberbit}
    <xsl:text>\setsansfont{Bitstream Cyberbit}
    <xsl:text>\setmonofont{Bitstream Cyberbit}

to stylesheets/plainprint.xsl and rerun the pdf creation (eg. LINGUAS="ja" make 

Now - what to do? Any ideas?

Roman Joost
www: http://www.romanofski.de
email: romanof...@gimp.org

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