# [NTG-context] \setscript[hanzi] and kana (Wolfgang Schuster)

Thu Jun 23 20:52:52 CEST 2011

Am 23.06.2011 um 20:23 schrieb S Barmeier:

> Japanese was working more or less a few months ago.

It was working till February (I tested it with a old beta) and
also when i comment the mentioned but i have no clue what’s the
purpose of the line.

> I guess vertical
> typesetting is a little more involved, but as far as horizontal
> typesetting goes, most of the spacing is coded into the font already
> (monospacing).

ConTeXt MkIV doesn’t support vertical writing but with a little
bit of TeX knowledge it’s possible to add it, the result is not
perfect [1] (there is no space between the characters) but it
shows it can be done.

> When the Latin alphabet enters, as is becoming more and
> more common, especially in technical literature, the monospacing breaks
> down, and common practice is to just typeset paragraphs in block form,