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PXufont Package

LaTeX: To emulate non-Unicode Japanese fonts using Unicode fonts

The set of the Japanese logical fonts (JFMs) that are used as standard fonts in pTeX and upTeX contains both Unicode JFMs and non-Unicode JFMs. This bundle provides an alternative set of non-Unicode JFMs that are tied to the virtual fonts (VFs) that refer to the glyphs in the Unicode JFMs. Moreover it provides a LaTeX package that redefines the NFSS settings of the Japanese fonts of (u)pLaTeX so that the new set of non-Unicode JFMs will be employed. As a whole, this bundle allows users to dispense with the mapping setup on non-Unicode JFMs.

Such setup is useful in particular when users want to use such OpenType fonts (such as Source Han Serif) that have a glyph encoding different from Adobe-Japan1, because mapping setup from non-Unicode JFMs to such physical fonts are difficult to prepare.

System requirement

  • TeX format: LaTeX.
  • TeX engine: pTeX / upTeX.
  • DVI drivers: Anything that supports JFMs and VFs.
  • Dependent packages:
    • ifptex

Installation

  • *.sty → $TEXMF/tex/platex/pxufont/
  • tfm/*.tfm → $TEXMF/fonts/tfm/public/pxufont/
  • vf/*.vf → $TEXMF/fonts/vf/public/pxufont/

License

This package is distributed under the MIT License.

The pxufont Package

Package Loading

\usepackage{pxufont}

There are no package options available. Once the package is loaded, the NFSS settings for the standard Japanese fonts will be redeclared.

Note: When you use both this package and the japanese-otf package, then you must load japanese-otf earlier.

Usage

For present, this package has no public commands. All the settings are done through the package option.

The pxufont-ruby Package

This package is an alternative to the pxufont package. The difference between the two is the way the “ruby notation fonts” of the japanese-otf package are handled; pxufont disables the ruby fonts and substitutes then with ordinary fonts, whereas pxufont-ruby supports also the ruby fonts. This feature however requires extra settings of font mapping.

Package Loading

\usepackage{pxufont-ruby}

Note that pxufont and pxufont-ruby are mutually exclusive; when both packages are loaded, then the one loaded earlier will be effective.

NB. Developers can test whether pxufont-ruby is effective by testing whether \pxufontUseRubyFont is defined.

Revision History

  • Version 0.5 〈2019/02/28〉

    • Support for the fonts of ruby notation forms.
  • Version 0.4 〈2019/02/15〉

    • Support for the fonts of min10 series.
    • Fix erroneous zu-jisg.vf.
  • Version 0.3 〈2017/07/07〉

    • Emulate also some Unicode fonts which VFs map to non-Unicode fonts.
  • Version 0.2 〈2017/06/28〉

    • The first public version.

Takayuki YATO (aka. "ZR")
https://github.com/zr-tex8r

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