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       ptex, uptex, eptex, euptex - Japanese "Publishing TeX"


       ptex [options] [&format] [file|\commands]


       pTeX  (ptex)  is a TeX engine with extensions for Japanese typesetting,
       including features related  to  line  breaking  rules,  inter-character
       spacing  and vertical writing. It was first developed by ASCII Corpora-
       tion, in the aim of providing a Japanese TeX which can be used for com-
       mercial publishing. For pTeX, the character set available is limited to
       JIS X 0208, namely JIS level-1 and level-2.

       upTeX (uptex) is a Unicode-enabled pTeX with extensions for better han-
       dling of CJK (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) multilingual documents.  It
       has been developed by Takuji Tanaka since 2007.

       e-pTeX (eptex) is a merge of e-TeX and pTeX.

       e-upTeX (euptex) is a merge of e-TeX and upTeX.

       In the following sections, we refer to these engines as (e-)(u)pTeX.

       (e-)(u)pTeX's handling of its command-line arguments is similar to that
       of the other TeX programs in the web2c implementation.


       Here we list only additions/deletions of command line options which are
       specific to (e-)(u)pTeX. For (u)pTeX, other options are similar to TeX.
       For e-(u)pTeX, other options are similar to e-TeX.

       Additions (supported by ptexenc library):

       -kanji string
              Sets  the  input  Japanese Kanji code.  The string can be either
              euc (EUC-JP),    jis (ISO-2022-JP),    sjis (Shift_JIS),     and
              utf8 (UTF-8).  For (e-)upTeX, uptex is also allowed.

       -kanji-internal string
              Sets the internal Kanji code.  The string can be either euc, and
              sjis.  For (e-)upTeX, uptex is also allowed.


       -enc   In this version of (e-)(u)pTeX, encTeX extensions are not avail-


       tex(1), etex(1).


       This  version  of (e-)(u)pTeX is maintained by Japanese TeX Development
       Community <>.  For  bug  reports,  open  an  issue  at
       GitHub  repository  <>, or send
       an e-mail to <>.

       This manual page was written by Hironobu Yamashita.

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