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Configuring Ghostscript for CJK CID/TTF fonts

This script searches a list of directories for CJK fonts, and makes them available to an installed Ghostscript. In the simplest case with sufficient privileges, a run without arguments should effect in a complete setup of Ghostscript. Search is done using the kpathsea library, in particular kpsewhich program. To run this script, you will need some distribution in your system.


[perl] cjk-gs-integrate[.pl] [OPTIONS]


  -o, --output DIR      specifies the base output dir, if not provided,
                        the Resource directory of an installed Ghostscript
                        is searched and used.
  -f, --fontdef FILE    specify alternate set of font definitions, if not
                        given, the built-in set is used
  --fontdef-add FILE    specify additional set of font definitions, to
                        overwrite subset of built-in definitions;
                        can be given multiple times
  -a, --alias LL=RR     defines an alias, or overrides a given alias;
                        illegal if LL is provided by a real font, or
                        RR is neither available as real font or alias;
                        can be given multiple times
  --filelist FILE       read list of available font files from FILE
                        instead of searching with kpathsea
  --link-texmf [DIR]    link fonts into
                        where DIR defaults to TEXMFLOCAL
  --otfps [DIR]         generate configuration file (psnames-for-otf) into
                        which is used by ps2otfps (developed by Akira Kakuto),
                        instead of generating snippets
  --force               do not bail out if linked fonts already exist
  --remove              try to remove instead of create
  --cleanup             try to clean up all possible links/snippets and
                        cidfmap.local/cidfmap.aliases, which could have been
                        generated in the previous runs
  -n, --dry-run         do not actually output anything
  -q, --quiet           be less verbose
  -d, --debug           output debug information, can be given multiple times
  -v, --version         outputs only the version information
  -h, --help            this help

Command like options

  --dump-data [FILE]    dump the set of font definitions which is currently
                        effective, where FILE (the dump output) defaults to
                        cjk-gs-integrate-data.dat; you can easily modify it,
                        and tell me with -f (or --fontdef) option
  --only-aliases        regenerate only cidfmap.aliases file, instead of all
  --list-aliases        lists the available aliases and their options, with the
                        selected option on top
  --list-all-aliases    list all possible aliases without searching for
                        actually present files
  --list-fonts          lists the fonts found on the system
  --info                combines the information of --list-aliases and
  --machine-readable    output of --list-aliases is machine readable


For each found TrueType (TTF) font it creates a cidfmap entry in

  -- if you are using tlgs win32, tlpkg/tlgs/lib/cidfmap.local instead

and links the font to


For each CID font it creates a snippet in


and links the font to


The <Resource> dir is either given by -o/--output, or otherwise searched from an installed Ghostscript (binary name is assumed to be 'gs' on unix, 'gswin32c' on win32).

Aliases are added to

  -- if you are using tlgs win32, tlpkg/tlgs/lib/cidfmap.aliases instead

Finally, it tries to add runlib calls to

  -- if you are using tlgs win32, tlpkg/tlgs/lib/cidfmap

to load the cidfmap.local and cidfmap.aliases.

How and which directories are searched

Search is done using the kpathsea library, in particular using kpsewhich program. By default the following directories are searched:

  • all TEXMF trees
    • /Library/Fonts, /Library/Fonts/Microsoft, /System/Library/Fonts, /System/Library/Assets, /Network/Library/Fonts, ~/Library/Fonts and /usr/share/fonts (all if available)
    • /Applications/Microsoft Word.app/Contents/Resources/{Fonts,DFonts}, /Applications/Microsoft Excel.app/Contents/Resources/{Fonts,DFonts}, /Applications/Microsoft PowerPoint.app/Contents/Resources/{Fonts,DFonts} (all if available, meant for Office for Mac 2016)
    • c:/windows/fonts (on Windows)
    • the directories in OSFONTDIR environment variable

In case you want to add some directories to the search path, adapt the OSFONTDIR environment variable accordingly: Example:

    OSFONTDIR="/usr/local/share/fonts/truetype//:/usr/local/share/fonts/opentype//" $prg

will result in fonts found in the above two given directories to be searched in addition.

Output files

If no output option is given, the program searches for a Ghostscript interpreter 'gs' and determines its Resource directory. This might fail, in which case one need to pass the output directory manually.

Since the program adds files and link to this directory, sufficient permissions are necessary.


Aliases are managed via the Provides values in the font database. At the moment entries for the basic font names for CJK fonts are added:


Ryumin-Light GothicBBB-Medium FutoMinA101-Bold FutoGoB101-Bold
MidashiMin-MA31 MidashiGo-MB31 Jun101-Light


HYSMyeongJo-Medium HYGoThic-Medium HYRGoThic-Medium

Simplified Chinese:

STSong-Light STSong-Regular STHeiti-Regular STHeiti-Light
STKaiti-Regular STFangsong-Light STFangsong-Regular

Traditional Chinese:

MSung-Light MSung-Medium MHei-Medium MKai-Medium

In addition, we also include provide entries for the OTF Morisawa names:

RyuminPro-Light GothicBBBPro-Medium
FutoMinA101Pro-Bold FutoGoB101Pro-Bold
MidashiMinPro-MA31 MidashiGoPro-MB31 Jun101Pro-Light

The order is determined by the Provides setting in the font database. That is, the first font found in this order will be used to provide the alias if necessary.

For the Japanese fonts: Morisawa Pr6N, Morisawa, Hiragino ProN, Hiragino, Kozuka Pr6N, Kozuka ProVI, Kozuka Pro, Kozuka Std, HaranoAji, Yu OS X, Yu Win, MS, Moga-Mobo-ex, Moga-Mobo, IPAex, IPA, Ume

For the Korean fonts: (Hanyang,) Adobe, Solaris, MS, Unfonts, Baekmuk

For the Simplified Chinese: Adobe, Fandol, HaranoAji, Hiragino, Founder, MS, CJKUnifonts, Arphic, CJKUnifonts-ttf

For the Traditional Chinese: Adobe, HaranoAji, MS, CJKUnifonts, Arphic, CJKUnifonts-ttf

Overriding aliases

Using the command line option --alias LL=RR one can add arbitrary aliases, or override ones selected by the program. For this to work the following requirements of LL and RR must be fulfilled:

  • LL is not provided by a real font
    • RR is available either as real font, or as alias (indirect alias)

Authors, Contributors, and Copyright

The script and its documentation was written by Norbert Preining, based on research and work by Masamichi Hosoda, Yusuke Kuroki, Yusuke Terada, Bruno Voisin, Hironobu Yamashita, Munehiro Yamamoto and the Q&A wiki page.

Maintained by Japanese Development Community. For development, see https://github.com/texjporg/cjk-gs-support

The script is licensed under GNU General Public License Version 3 or later. The contained font data is not copyrightable.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (67.0k).

cjk-gs-integrate – Tools to integrate CJK fonts into Ghostscript

This script searches a list of directories for CJK fonts, and makes them available to an installed Ghostscript. In the simplest case, with sufficient privileges, a run without arguments should result in a complete setup of Ghostscript.

LicensesGNU General Public License, version 3
Copyright2015–2020 Norbert Preining
2016–2020 Japanese Development Community
MaintainerNorbert Preining
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