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When formatting sections, I see things like \renewcommand \thesection{\Roman{section}}.

I'm currently working on a set of Japanese History course notes, how would one go about defining a \Chinese command to use chinese/japanese numbering for my chapter headings?

Alternatively, if someone could point me to the place in the LaTeX codebase where I could find the particular definition that would work as well. I attempted to grep and find in my texlive installation but failed to find it.

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Is this the kind of numerals that you mean? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_numerals – David Carlisle Oct 6 '12 at 21:03
Yes those numerals, e.g., 一二三四五。。。 – EricR Oct 6 '12 at 21:07
@EricR Can you provide minimal working example (MWE) so that we know how you use which fonts? – Qrrbrbirlbel Oct 6 '12 at 21:54
Sorry @Qrrbrbirlbel, an MWE is a bit hard to extract at this point (working on a custom class), but I'm using fonts via \usepackage{xeCJK} \setCJKmainfont{DFKai-SB}. I hope this answers your question. – EricR Oct 6 '12 at 22:20
@EricR The reason why I was asking for that information was to reassure that my answer (zhnumber) was working with your setup. I've never used Chinese or Japanese character and I could not validate the results I got (correct numbers?). – Qrrbrbirlbel Oct 6 '12 at 22:45
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There is the zhnumber package. The documentation might tell you more than me …

MWE (by Leo Liu)

\section{Seventy four}
\section{One thousand}


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