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I've heard a lot about the CJK package, so I want to give that a try. There is, however, no documentation for that package (see the link), nor do the available documentation files at CJK's website tell me anything about how to use the package.

So how do I figure out how to use this package?

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    It is documented. The documentation just is not linked live from the package page. Use texdoc cjk or look in doc/latex/cjk/ which contains doc, examples etc. On CTAN, I think the documentation is packed in the archive as there are two archive files, one with the -doc suffix. texdoc cjk gives usage information and details. Not PDF but definitely documentation.
    – cfr
    Sep 14, 2014 at 14:32
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    @cfr There is no (useable) documentation in the archive file with the -doc suffix (and btw, that file is not on CTAN, but on CJK's website). But you are right, there are .txt files that explain how to use the package in the doc/latex/cjk/ folder.
    – Sverre
    Sep 14, 2014 at 15:54
  • ctan.org/tex-archive/language/chinese/CJK includes cjk-4.8.3-doc.tar.gz which is definitely on CTAN. The documentation is on CTAN. The problem is that it is in compressed form and so cannot be directly accessed without downloading and expanding the archive. [I'm not sure what you mean about it not being usable.]
    – cfr
    Sep 14, 2014 at 16:11
  • @cfr Ah ok, there it is. It's the same archive file as on CJK's website. I meant that it contains no documentations that explain how the package should be used. It has some technical documentation that I don't understand anything of.
    – Sverre
    Sep 14, 2014 at 16:36

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The package CJK is documented and the documentation is on CTAN. However, the documentation is in a compressed archive and is provided in the form of plain text files rather than DVI or PDF.

The archived documentation can be found here and includes files explaining how to use the package to typeset the different languages supported, together with the various options available.

cjk-ko provides enhanced support for Korean in the UTF8 encoding based on CJK.

At least on unix-like systems, texdoc cjk gets you the basic documentation but doc/latex/cjk/ provides further documentation and a directory of examples.

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  • @Sverre It is just not laid out in the way that CTAN package directories tend to be these days. But nothing under doc is not in the CTAN archive. Anyway, I've added direct links as well. (You may have done this, too, as we edited simultaneously.)
    – cfr
    Sep 14, 2014 at 18:44
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    The hyperlink that you gave for "example .tex files" does not work anymore :'(. Oct 17, 2023 at 20:25
  • @user1271772 Thanks. I should have stuck to my original guns and just linked the package directories!
    – cfr
    Oct 17, 2023 at 20:33
  • No problem. Unfortunately after your new edit, there's no sample .tex files though :) Oct 17, 2023 at 20:57
  • @user1271772 They're still there, but if I link directly the links are hostage to the next reorganisation. Either download the archives or click on 'Directories' and you'll find a sub-directory of examples, one of documentation etc.
    – cfr
    Oct 17, 2023 at 23:40

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