# How to input Traditional Chinese in pdfLaTeX

I'm trying to write Chinese using pdfLaTeX. But currently I can only write Simplified Chinese Characters, If I try writing Traditional Chinese then the text wont show up.

This is what I have:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{CJKutf8}
\begin{document}
\begin{CJK*}{UTF8}{gbsn}

\clearpage\end{CJK*}
\end{document}


What would I need to do to get Traditional Chinese?

You must change the font.

gbsn is AR PL SungtiL GB (文鼎简报宋), a font using GB2312 character set. There's no glyphs for Traditional Chinese.

For CJK package, bsmi and bkai are possible choices of CJK font families for Traditional Chinese. Say, you can use

%!TeX program = pdfLaTeX
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{CJKutf8}
\begin{document}
\begin{CJK*}{UTF8}{bsmi}

{\CJKfamily{bkai}老闆來碗麵條。}
\clearpage\end{CJK*}
\end{document}


There may be more fonts if you use a special TeX distribution. For example cwTeX.

However, I think it is always preferred to use modern TeX engines like XeTeX. And it is easier to use any fonts you want to use. An example:

%!TeX program = XeLaTeX
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{xeCJK}
\setCJKmainfont{MingLiU}
\setCJKsansfont{Microsoft JhengHei}
\begin{document}

\textsf{老闆來碗麵條。}
\end{document}