EDIT: In the end I ended up using XeTeX (with auto-refreshing Evince viewer) - as suggested by @Andrey Vihrov. I am, however, accepting the most upvoted answer.
I am lost. Looked all over tex.stackexchange and can't find a good solution. Only suggestions to use babel or xetex...
I want to be able to use BOTH russian (cyrillic) and unicode characters in my latex source files. For example, this does not compile:
In Dahl’s dictionary there is a similar sounding word “дуван”... “C’est auprès de son père, écrivain de la nation pisane à la douane de Bougie, à la fin du douzième siècle[todo], que le célèbre mathématicien Léonard Bonacci...
If I use babel and set it to russian for above, the compiler pukes on the other non-russian unicode chars. If I set babel to english - then the russian does not work:
Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:д not set up for use with LaTeX.
Please note, I don't really care for "hyphenation" and such - I can do that myself manually if need be. I just want my source documents to compile into lagex.
The problem is my main document is typeset in english, with a lot of different quotes that have languages ranging all across Europe.
Is this possible with only LaTeX (dvi)? Or must I resort to something else? I would very much prefer to stay in LaTeX - as all my compile tools are setup for it.
Either way, I would appreciate some advice.