Emacs Chinese-related Settings

Auto Switch Input Method in Evil

This setting makes it possible to switch input method based on the context of cursor when entering insert mode.


I’m using sis package with this configuration. You may need to install macism if you’re not using railwaycat/emacsmacport. More settings can be found in emacs-smart-input-source.


(sis-global-cursor-color-mode t)
(sis-global-respect-mode t)
(sis-global-context-mode t)
(sis-global-inline-mode t)


You can also install fcitx-remote for-osx and use cute-jumper/fcitx.el to do so. As homebrew no longer support some build options, you need to follow the install instructions in the GitHub repository to build fcitx.

Mono Chinese Font

I use a 14pt English font and 16pt Chinese font, one Chinese character is the same width as two English characters. It can be set by adding this into Emacs configuration file.

dotspacemacs-default-font '("Menlo"
                            :size 14.0
                            :weight normal
                            :width normal)

;; add into dotspacemacs/user-config()
(dolist (charset '(kana han symbol cjk-misc bopomofo))
   (set-fontset-font (frame-parameter nil 'font)
                     charset (font-spec :family "PingFang SC"
                                        :size 16)))

If you enable the chinese layer in Spacemacs, it provides a more convenient function:

(spacemacs//set-monospaced-font   "Menlo" "PingFang SC" 14 16)

PS: valign provides visual alignment for Org Mode and Markdown without changing fonts.


  1. Spacemacs - Chinese Layer
  2. Emacs 中文环境配置