This is my minimal working example:



        나는 남자를 이다

As you see, there are spaces between the Korean words. I compiled with XeLaTeX => PDF with XeTeX Version 3.1415926-2.5-0.9999.3 (MiKTeX 2.9) in TeXnicCenter. However there are no spaces in the outputfile. Help would be greatly appreciated.


You have to enable the CJKspace option:


\setCJKmainfont{GungSeo} % a font with Hangul characters I have


나는 남자를 이다


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  • Thank You for your fast reply! I searched for ages.. It's working! – Felix Dec 21 '14 at 21:07
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    @Felix Consider that I can't read Chinese, Japanese or Korean; but I searched for space in the documentation, found the option and tried it. :) – egreg Dec 21 '14 at 21:17
  • I'll definitely do this next time too! – Felix Dec 21 '14 at 21:20
  • Thanks for this solution, I find that leaving some spaces between Chinese words actually can make the text more readable, even though it is not the standard practice for Chinese texts. – Yan King Yin Nov 26 '17 at 15:03

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