I'd like to know how to create a .tex file including Chinese characters. Preferably, is there a way to enter Chinese characters in Scientific Workplace?


With pdflatex

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  • Is this for XeTex or XeLaTex? – hermes Dec 22 '19 at 5:13
  • The above code is for pdflatex, not for xelatex – Samjith Dec 22 '19 at 5:18
  • The code can be compiled in Tex Live, right? – hermes Dec 22 '19 at 5:33
  • Yes, of course.. – Samjith Dec 22 '19 at 5:34

In XeTeX, you can use the package xeCJK, which allows you to use modern fonts and is being actively maintained (as of 2020). The documentation is only in Chinese, and some of the code samples do not compile on my installation, but here is what I think is a fixed version of the first example in the manual.


\setCJKmainfont{Noto Serif CJK SC}
\setCJKsansfont{Noto Sans CJK SC}
\setCJKmonofont{Noto Sans Mono CJK SC}


Noto Font Sample

If you need to combine different East Asian scripts in the same document, such as both Chinese and Japanese, babel allows this. In this case, the TeX engine can no longer autodetect which language you are typing in, and you must add language tags to tell it.

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