Glad to see you all! I would like to know how to find, install, and use fonts for my mac system.

(1) MacOS Mojave version 10.14.1

(2) TeXShop version 4.15 (Compile by XeLaTeX)

(3) The following content do not produce a good result because of Chinese letters (宮 and 內). This is really serious because my file surely will includes many Chinese letters.

Chongning Canon 崇寧藏. \\ In the Taishō Canon, it is called the `Old Song Edition belonging to the Library of the Imperial Household' 宮內省圖書寮本 (舊宋本) and is abbreviated as 宮.          

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How can I manage this problem? I'm a genuine novice to use TeXShop system in Mac. I would be most glad if you kindly share some instructions with regard to finding fonts, install, and use in the example.

With metta.

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    Related tex.stackexchange.com/questions/70364/…
    – user30471
    Nov 27, 2018 at 21:09
  • Thank you Andrew! Your link is really helpful. I would like to ask one thing again. I would like to use xeCJK. But I don't know how to install. I visited the website (ctan.org/pkg/xecjk?lang=en) and download zip, and open the file. Unfortunately, I can not go forward from that point. Many thanks in advance. Nov 27, 2018 at 21:55
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    Did you install MacTeX? Recently? If so you should already have the xeCJK package. To see the Chinese documentation for xeCJK by using the Help->Show Help for Package… item in TeXShop, entering xeCJK and pressing Return. Nov 27, 2018 at 22:20
  • Thank you Herb Schulz! With your kind help, I was able to open xeCJK.pdf. But my tex was stopped by "\setCJKmainfont{SimSun}". So I suppose this line is related to the main point. Could you share some more information with regard to this? Many thanks. Nov 27, 2018 at 23:03
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    It looks like your MacTeX does not find the font SimSun. Are you also sure your texshop compiling engine is set to 'xelatex', and not latex?
    – sztruks
    Nov 28, 2018 at 7:55


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