# Uppercase Accents [closed]

My name is Sebastián and I'm doing my thesis in LaTeX. The last part of my work is the cover, but I have a problem compiling it. I have some uppercase letters with accents in the cover, and I get the following error when I try to compile it:

``````! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:�C not set up for use with LaTeX.
``````

I think I need another encoding to do this, do you guys know one?

Here is my preamble

``````\usepackage[spanish]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{amssymb}
``````
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## closed as too localized by tohecz, Kurt, Werner, Paul Gaborit, diabonasJan 28 '13 at 22:48

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Sebastián, add a minimal working example (the preamble, and the words and accents which cause the error). –  Manuel Dec 3 '12 at 21:57
The most likely cause for this is that the input file is not UTF-8 encoded. Check the setting in your text editor. –  egreg Dec 3 '12 at 22:06
Did you try to insert the accents in formal way, without using the accented characters? –  Sigur Dec 3 '12 at 22:06
It looks like you're using something like U+0327 'combining cedilla', which neither pdfLaTeX nor XeLaTeX nor LuaLaTeX seem to like. I recommend using the characters with the cedilla instead (U+00C7 'Latin Capital Letter C With Cedilla') or using the LaTeX command for accents, e.g. `\c{C}`. –  doncherry Dec 3 '12 at 22:11
@doncherry inputenc can not cope with combining characters as they are given after the base, but they should work in xelatex/luatex but you shouldn't use `inputenc` with the extended tex engines. –  David Carlisle Dec 3 '12 at 22:40