The package "babel-japanese" (or shortly, "japanese" package) provides
japanese option for Babel package. It defines all the language definition macros in Japanese.
Note that this package is not perfect: the word order in Japanese is different from that in most Western languages including English, so the words like "Part" or "Chapter" cannot be replaced with Japanese counterpart. This limitation is due to the design of classes.dtx (article.cls etc), which has chaptername in front of the numbering but no sequence behind the number.
The common Japanese classes including (u)jclasses in (u)pLaTeX, jsclasses, ltj(s)classes in LuaTeX-ja are well-supported.
1) Process babel-japanese.ins with some tex engine. For example, using lualatex:
When you use platex, give -kanji=utf8 option.
platex -kanji=utf8 babel-japanese.ins
You will get japanese.ldf (the main code) and babel-japanese-sample.tex (sample document for pLaTeX).
2) Process documentation, babel-japanese.dtx and babel-japanese-sample.tex, as you wish. babel-japanese.dtx can be processed with pLaTeX, upLaTeX or LuaLaTeX. babel-japanese-sample.tex is written for pLaTeX or LuaLaTeX.
If you use lualatex:
lualatex babel-japanese.dtx lualatex babel-japanese-sample.tex
If you use platex:
platex -kanji=utf8 babel-japanese.dtx dvipdfmx babel-japanese.dvi platex -kanji=utf8 babel-japanese-sample.tex dvipdfmx babel-japanese-sample.dvi
3) Deploy the directory or files in an appropriate place under the TEXMF tree.
* japanese.ldf => $TEXMF/tex/generic/babel-japanese/ * babel-japanese.dtx => $TEXMF/source/generic/babel-japanese/ * babel-japanese-sample.tex, japanese.tex and PDF files => $TEXMF/doc/generic/babel-japanese/
4) Execute mktexlsr.
The bundle is maintained on GitHub: https://github.com/texjporg/babel-japanese
If you have issues, please let us know from the above page.
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babel-japanese – Babel support for Japanese
This package provides a japanese option for the babel package. It defines all the language definition macros in Japanese.
Currently this package works with pLaTeX, upLaTeX, XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX.
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|Copyright||1999–2007 ING (Toru Inagaki)|
2016–2021 Japanese TeX Development Community
|Maintainer||Japanese TeX Development Community|
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