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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 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 '14 at 16:36

The package CJK is documented and can be found in the package directory on CTAN. Explanations of usage, instructions for typesetting the various supported languages and the various options are explained in the sub-directory doc, and another sub-directory includes example .tex files. However, the primary documentation is provided in the form of plain text files rather than DVI or PDF.

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 the directory of examples.

  • @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 '14 at 18:44

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