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I am using the beamer class for my thesis in Italian. Written Italian includes graphic accents, but beamer misunderstand them. This is a MWE of my problem:



    Test: à 

All I get is an 'A' with a '~' symbol on top.

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Have you saved in Latin-1 encoding? It works for me if you do, but fails as you describe when saved in UTF-8. – Joseph Wright May 3 '12 at 20:46
where can I choose how to save file? – Mariano May 3 '12 at 20:49
That depends on which editor you use. – Joseph Wright May 3 '12 at 20:50
TexMaker: xm1math.net/texmaker – Mariano May 3 '12 at 20:51
up vote 9 down vote accepted

The best way I found to put accented letters and ensure multiuser and multisystem compatibility is to encode the document in UTF8.

If you use texmaker Preferences -> Editor -> Font Encoding. Select UTF8.

Then in the document preamble write:

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Perfect. Thank you! – Mariano May 3 '12 at 21:01
I'm italian too, and I remember the pains when I started using LaTeX :) – gcedo May 3 '12 at 21:01
Does it work for Σ ⇛ ⇒ too ? – nicolas Apr 24 at 15:33
Yes, it works for every UTF-8 character. But this is LaTeX, you have macros for those characters in the math environment. :) – gcedo Apr 25 at 10:20

Try a semi-automatic input selection by the selinput package from the oberdiek bundle.

\usepackage{selinput}     % Replacement for »inputenc«
\SelectInputMappings{     % Semi-automatic input selection
  agrave={à},             % by a list of selected glyphs
  egrave={è},             % see: http://partners.adobe.com/public/developer/en/opentype/glyphlist.txt

    Test: à ì
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