Skip to content
Go to file

Latest commit


Git stats


Failed to load latest commit information.
Latest commit message
Commit time

PXrubrica Package

LaTeX: Ruby annotations according to JIS X 4051

This package provides function to add ruby annotation (furigana) that follows the style conventional in Japanese typography, as described in the W3C technical note “Requirements for Japanese Text Layout” (JLREQ) and the JIS specification JIS X 4051.

Starting with version 1.3, this package also provides function to add kenten (emphasis marks) to Japanese text.


  • TeX format: LaTeX.
  • TeX engine: pTeX, upTeX, LuaTeX, XeTeX.
  • DVI driver (in DVI output): Anything that supports pTeX DVI.


  • pxrubrica.pdf: the manual in Japanese
  • pxrubrica.dtx: DocStrip source file
  • pxrubrica.ins: DocStrip installer file
  • pxrubrica-en.pdf: the brief manual in English
  • pxrubrica-en.tex: the brief manual in English (source)
  • sample/*.tex: sample documents


If the archive does not contain the packge file (*.sty), then you must run the command to create it:

ptex -kanji=jis pxrubrica.ins

Then move the files as follows (in a system compliant to TDS 1.1):

  • *.sty → $TEXMF/tex/platex/pxrubrica/
  • *.dtx/*.ins → $TEXMF/source/platex/pxrubrica/
  • *.pdf/*.tex → $TEXMF/doc/platex/pxrubrica/

And rehash your TEXMF trees if necessary.


This package is distributed under the MIT License.

Revision History

  • Version 1.3b 〈2017/11/19〉
    • Bug fix.
  • Version 1.3a 〈2017/05/05〉
    • Adjust for tate math direction.
    • Bug fix.
  • Version 1.3 〈2017/04/27〉
    • Kenten function.
    • Improve Japanese-text ghost insertion.
    • Support the use in PDF strings.
  • Version 1.2 〈2017/04/20〉
    • Mono-ruby and jukugo-ruby with switching.
    • Safe mode.
    • Support for vertical writing in LuaTeX-ja.
  • Version 1.1 〈2017/04/10〉
    • Support for XeTeX/LuaTeX.
    • Improve the process of two-side ruby.
    • Bug fix.
  • Version 1.0a <2014/12/23>
    • Bug hix.
  • Version 1.0 <2012/04/30>
    • First public release.

Takayuki YATO (aka. "ZR")

You can’t perform that action at this time.