[NTG-context] Chinese in current ConTeXt

Tobias Burnus burnus at gmx.de
Tue Dec 20 16:09:36 CET 2005


some remarks/errors of the current UTF-8 Chinese support in ConTeXt 
(For (a) to (c) see also attached file.)

a) unic-chi.tex: This contains the unicode vectors for which a Chinese 
font will be used; currently it only covers
\dostepwiserecurse{40}{159}{1}{\defineunicodecommand #1 {\uchar}}
but this it misses the U+FFxx characters (fullwidth latin characters, 
e.g. '?' which is as wide as a Chinese character)
=> solution: Add
\defineunicodecommand 255 {\uchar}

b) Labels: lang-chi.tex contains:
\setuplabeltext [\s!cn] [\v!figure={\cnencoding\cnencodedfigure}]
\definecommand cnencodedfigure {\uchar{86}{254}}
but if I use (with UTF-8) \placefigure{}{} the figure character is not 
shown; however if I setup this directly, i.e.
, the character is shown just fine.

c) Doing font switching using \SimKaiTi seems to convert back to GBK, 
can we have Unicode by default (at least when UTF-8 encoding is used)?

Examples for (a) to (c) see attachment (UTF-8 encoded).

* * *

Wish for the native speakers: Please translate
- Graphics/Illustration and Intermezzo(s)

Question to native speakers:
- \c!date={\v!month,\ ,\v!day,{,\ },\v!year},
Is this really the default? Or should this be

* * *

Another questions:
a) How to typset from top-to-bottom right-to-left using column(sets)?
b) How to change the numberformat used?

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