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I'm trying to use a .bib that contains CJK characters for my document which uses biblatex-chicago and biber. However, biber writes out the bibliography in ascii when I run

biber <filename>.bcf

This prevents pdflatex to process the bibliography properly, and the references are garbled. My document is:




and my .bib is:

Author = {{Xu Nisha}},
nameaddon = {徐倪莎},
Publisher = {Payot},
Title = {Yi jiu qi qi nianjie de gaokao},
titleaddon = {一九七七年届的高考},
usere = {The 1977 session of the university entry examinations},
Year = {2013}}

Thank you for your help!


When I run biber with unicode:

biber -u -U try.bcf

I get nothing in the CJK fields instead of the garbled text from before; still no CJK output.

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Please have a look at How does one type Chinese in LaTeX? first. You did even not configure Chinese fonts in the TeX file. – Leo Liu Aug 11 '12 at 5:22
Thank you, that solved the problem! – Mårten Aug 11 '12 at 6:40

Thanks to Leo Liu's comment, the problem is now solved. When I write my file like this:


\setmainfont{Gentium Plus}





And run


it works.

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I deleted the unnecessary lines in your answer. Now you can accept your own answer. – Leo Liu Aug 11 '12 at 8:07

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