I was previously using the arphic font package with cjk for Chinese in pdftex. For LuaTeX CJK, I understand luatexja is the package to use. I also see arphic-ttf. So, I'd like to try to use these.

It's not obvious how, though. \usepackage{arphic-ttf} resulted in error LaTeX Error: File 'arphic-ttf.sty' not found. The documentation doesn't say much.

How do I use these arphic ttf fonts with luatexja, preferrably without having to install them first?

  • the package contains only fonts, there is no style. Commented Nov 14, 2019 at 13:47
  • @UlrikeFischer Yes, that's right. So, how do I use this package?
    – unrealty
    Commented Nov 14, 2019 at 14:03
  • Something like \usepackage{luatexja-fontspec} together with \setmainjfont{...} with the dots replaced by the font name of the desired arphic font should get you started. You will have to install the fonts, though! Commented Nov 15, 2019 at 10:18

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You can specify the PostScript Name of otf/ttf fonts using luatexja-fontspec:

\setmainjfont{BousungEG-Light-GB}% gbsn00lp.ttf
\setsansjfont{GBZenKai-Medium}% gkai00mp.ttf



You might want to use the newer, Unicode-encoded fonts AR PL Uming and AR PL Ukai (although both of those are only available under a restrictive license). They are supported by ctex:

\usepackage[UTF8, fontset=none]{ctex}

\defaultfontfeatures{ Scale=MatchUppercase,
                      Renderer=HarfBuzz }

\setmainfont{CMU Bright}[Scale=1.0]
\setsansfont{CMU Bright}
\setCJKmainfont{AR PL Uming HK}[
  AutoFakeBold = 1.2]
\setCJKsansfont{AR PL Ukai HK}[
  AutoFakeBold = 1.2]

\title{\sffamily 世界人权宣言}





UMing + UKai sample

This should be an excerpt from the UN Declaration of Human Rights. The fonts come in four regional variants.

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