ptetex -- Japanese patch collection for teTeX


   It is very annoying to build a Japanese TeX system on UNIX, which needs many Japanese patches. `ptetex3' simplifies this difficult job. It provides the necessary patches and automatically applies them to teTeX.

   You can build a latest Japanese TeX system with only the following three files.

tetex-src-3.0.tar.gz        (13Mbyte)
tetex-texmf-3.0po.tar.gz    (88Mbyte)
ptetex3-20YYMMDD.tar.gz     (5Mbyte)

   In addition, we make efforts to concentrate the settings for using Japanese fonts in a single location and simplify their use. In other words, we develop `ptetex3' as the Japanese TeX distribution rather than a mere collection of patches.

   System requirements for 'ptetex3' correspond with that for the original teTeX. In addition, you may need GNU make and GNU patch. You may also need ghostscript and Japanese fonts. A free Japanese font 'sazanami-20040629.tar.bz2' is available from the efont project.


Working environment records

   We develop on VineLinux 4.2 (similar to RedHat/Fedora). We verified that we can compile even with following environments.

   We received some reports that they succeeded in compilation with other environments:


   The following 3 files are necessary.


   Installation process is following. Put downloaded 3 files in the same directory anywhere you like.

(file extraction)
$ gzip -cd ptetex3-20YYMMDD.tar.gz | tar xvf -
$ cd ptetex3-20YYMMDD
$ less my_option.sample (customize)
(compile by user privilege)
$ make
(installation by root privilege)
$ su
# make install
# exit
(PATH setting)
$ export PATH=/usr/local/teTeX/bin:$PATH    (sh/bash)
% setenv PATH /usr/local/teTeX/bin:$PATH    (csh/tcsh)

   Please consult README.en in tar ball to look into more detailed information.


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Nobuyuki Tsuchimura(tutimura(a)nn.iij4u.or.jp) Replace '(a)' with '@'
modified on 7/11 23:04, 2009