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Setting up Japanese on LyX (Kubuntu 18.04, Linux)

Postby pread » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:43 pm

I went through the manuals and I still don't get what I'm supposed to do. So I installed LyX, I'm missing the Japanese classes (like jarticle), how do I install them? So it led me to the customization manual which says:

Some installations may not include a LATEX package or class file that you would like
to use within LYX. For example, you might need FoilTEX, a package for preparing
slides for overhead projectors. Modern LATEX distributions like TEXLive (2008 or
newer) or MiKTEX provide a user interface for installing such packages. For example,
with MiKTEX, you start the program “Package Manager” to get a list of available
packages. To install one of them, right click on it or use the corresponding toolbar
button.
If your LATEX distribution does not provide such a ‘package manager’, or if the
package is not available from your distribution, then follow these steps to install it
manually:


Does LyX have a package manager or not? I don't understand, sorry I'm not very technical. I simply want to be able to output pdfs in Japanese but at the moment, it only seems I can do HTML (because I'm missing the so called 'classes/packages').

Thanks in advance!
LyX beginner - just using it for personal documentation, I'm not even in academia nor programming

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Postby Johannes_B » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:52 am

Ubuntu has Tex Live in its package repositories, but it is tecommended to install TeX from tug.

An installation from tug will be complete by default, the ubuntu install will be only basic and you need to run apt to install further packages.

Anyway, it seems like a good idea to learn LaTeX, then LyX and then how to type Japanese.
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Postby pread » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:15 am

Johannes_B wrote:Ubuntu has Tex Live in its package repositories, but it is tecommended to install TeX from tug.

An installation from tug will be complete by default, the ubuntu install will be only basic and you need to run apt to install further packages.

Anyway, it seems like a good idea to learn LaTeX, then LyX and then how to type Japanese.


Thanks for getting back to me but how do I install TeX form tug? If I do install it, will it automatically fix the problem I'm currently having with jarticle? (this is the main thing I wanna fix, the installation of the extra classes)

My focus isn't to master LaTeX, I'm just learning to keep a language learning log through LyX.
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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:34 am

LyX is a front end, like a sophisticated editor. It requires a TeX installation in the background. Verify that TeX is installed. It's possible that installing LyX also let you to install TeX in the background.

So if you installed TeX (package texlive) from the Ubuntu repositories, you just need to also add the package texlive-lang-japanese with Ubuntu. Use your Ubuntu package manager in that case.

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Postby pread » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:23 pm

Stefan Kottwitz wrote:LyX is a front end, like a sophisticated editor. It requires a TeX installation in the background. Verify that TeX is installed. It's possible that installing LyX also let you to install TeX in the background.

So if you installed TeX (package texlive) from the Ubuntu repositories, you just need to also add the package texlive-lang-japanese with Ubuntu. Use your Ubuntu package manager in that case.

Stefan


Thank you so much! I managed to install texlive then install texlive-lang-japanese. The last step was clicking 'reconfigure' for lyx and it all works now!
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