TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've tried pasting "圍棋 (wéiqí)" into my editor, but after typesetting I see only "?? (wiq)" in the PDF. What do I need to change to fix these characters?

share|improve this question

You need to use an TeX engine (XeTeX or LuaTeX) that handles Unicode input correctly and a font that contains the characters. You also need to make sure that your file is saved as UTF-8.

See the following questions for help on these issues:

share|improve this answer

You can try the {CJKutf8} package according to this blog.



围棋 (wéiqí)

Note that, because of the fonts, the traditional Chinese character "圍" is not correctly displayed. So I am using the simplified Chinese character "围" here.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.