[tex-live] xeCJK package missing

Longmin Wang longminwang at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 03:39:44 CEST 2008

The newest version of xeCJK is 2.2.8 (13-Sept-2008). You may get it 
from the SUN Wenchang's homepage: 
But it is packaged together with cjkpunct, ttfshape, etc. 

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 09:00:39AM +0800, Jjgod Jiang wrote:
>Hi all,
>On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 2:35 AM, Robin Fairbairns
><Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> as i said, wen-chang didn't want the package on ctan.
>Let me explain it a little bit further. During the preparation of
>the Chinese translation of TeX Live 2008 Guide, we found it will
>be really helpful if xeCJK can be integrated into TL. So we
>contacted Sun Wenchang to ask him to put this package on CTAN. But
>after a while he decided to withdraw this package because a few
>bugs were found after it's included in TL2008. Wenchang thought
>it's irresponsible to put such a buggy package with TL at that
>time (TL2008 was going to be released). We explained the new TL
>release infrastructure to him but he insisted on keeping that
>project separate.
>So at present, CTeX forum [1] is probably the only place you can
>retrieve this package. We will ask Wenchang to reconsider about
>putting xeCJK on CTAN after it's more stable. (To me, xeCJK is
>already quite stable and I used that on day to day basis, however
>Wenchang apparently set a high bar on the package he releases.)
>- Jiang
>[1] http://bbs.ctex.org/viewthread.php?tid=40232 (in Chinese)

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