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Re: [cjk] Installation Cyberbit as PostScript font failed

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [cjk] Installation Cyberbit as PostScript font failed
Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 19:49:31 +0200 (CEST)

> I have a LaTeX text I started writing in 2003.  [...]  My OS is
> Windows 7, 64 bit.  [...]
> I am trying since more than three weeks now to use the CJKutf8
> package for introducing some chinese characters from somewhere in
> the internet (unfortunately I am not capable of any chinese myself
> -- so I have to copy and paste and for that purpose to use UTF8
> encoding and changed my encoding appropriately).

This is the right approach.

> As no PostScript UTF8 font comes with the CJK package (no complain,
> I am happy, that there is such a package!), [...]

Please get TeXLive!  It comes with four Chinese fonts (in Type 1
subfont format), set up for use in UTF-8 encoding.  Two fonts are
covering the GB character set (`gbsn', `gkai') and the other two cover
the Big5 character set (`bkai', `bsmi').  The file
`<texlive>/doc/latex/cjk/examples/CJKutf8.tex' serves as an example.

Note that TeXLive runs under Windows also.

> I was very happy, when after a while and adapting some paths I got
> through.  There was only a very little drop of bitterness, as I only
> got 155 *.tfm and *.enc files each instead of 165. The files with
> numbers 34 through 3d were missing...

IIRC, this is correct: `cyberbit.ttf' doesn't contain characters in
the code range U+34XX to U+3DXX, so no (empty) subfonts are created.

> [...] the machine complained about the missing cyberb38.* files...

Well, the fonts in TeXLive also don't have those glyphs (from CJK
Extension A).  Do you *really* have a CJK text that contains such
extremely rare glyphs?  If the answer is yes, you should *really* try
to switch to either lualatex or xelatex!  Together with the `fontspec'
and `xeCJK' packages, it is very easy to use modern *.ttf and *.otf
fonts out of the box.  The currently best freely available CJK fonts
are the `SourceHanSans' and `SourceHanSerif' families (containing more
than 60k characters each), which you can easily find and download from
the internet.


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