[NTG-context] Re: Re: [FONTS] Japanese Unicode

Nikolai Weibull context-list at pcppopper.org
Fri Sep 3 20:37:17 CEST 2004

* Adam Lindsay <atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk> [Sep 03, 2004 17:50]:
> >At least some of the glyphs came out alright, but a lot of them are
> >missing.  For the rest I get little gray squares.
> I think you're going to have to convert a lot more than just the U+30xx
> vector... Japanese covers a whole lot of glyph real-estate.

True, yet almost all the symbols where Katakana, so 0x30xx covers most
of them.

> >1) Eventhough the above procedure seems to work somewhat well, it's
> >still rather complicated and I don't understand why texfont doesn't copy
> >the .enc file to the enc/ directory it creates.

> TeXFont is pretty tuned to use existing map files, and I can see how, in
> Hans's original design (considering his recent rail against duplicate/
> incompatible encodings), copying an .enc file could be seen as a bug.

Yeah, that is certainly true.

> >3) Why doesn't pdftex find the .enc file once copied to the enc/
> >directory?  Why do I have to place it under $TEXMF/dvips/?
> AFAIK, we're in a transition in the TeX directory structure, and so
> things don't join up properly.

OK.  Perhaps I should try that minimal ConTeXt install I read about

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