{input-encodings} is about the various input code pages like latin1 or utf-8 ({unicode}) which interpret the sequence of numbers underlying text files and map each number to a certain glyph (character). A popular package for pdfLaTeX is inputenc.

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Are (La)TeX macro/command names restricted to ASCII code characters (letters)?

Perhaps this question has been asked already, but my search efforts were unsuccessful. Is it necessary to have ASCII characters (i.e. letters basically [a..z,A..Z], special characters such as \( etc ...
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inputenc.sty error

LaTeX Error: File `latin.def' not found. Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed, or enter new name. (Default extension: def) Enter file name: ! Emergency stop. i would like to compile on file ...
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Problem with encoding [closed]

I have a problem with my tex file encoding. In my text in tex file I have something like this: 1. Wykonuje zaw??d z kt??rego zupe??nie nie jest zadowolony. Which should be: 1. Wykonuje zawód z ...
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XeLaTeX and the characters “éèàç”

Using accented characters (éèçà...) I get a space in my output rather than the correct symbol in all of my tests. I am using XeLaTeX: what is wrong? \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,12pt, ...
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Arabic characters in text

I saw there are numerous questions and answers for typesetting Arabic characters. Yet I can't get them work. I tried to replicate this answer, which is exactly what I want to obtain - few in line ...
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Keywords with spaces in Listings

I want spaced keywords in listings (that is, keyword, with spaces in between). Now, there are some questions in this site already answered, like this one, where the official answer is that “it is not ...
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Package inputenc Error: Unicode char -> from bibliography file [closed]

Recently I added a name in my bibliography file with the letter É. When I tried to compile, Texstudio gave me the following code: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:É. not set up for use ...
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\DeclareUnicodeCharacter and LuaTeX

Is there an equivalent command to \DeclareUnicodeCharacter for LuaTeX that allows me to define alias commands for special UTF-8/Unicode characters? I am using a custom Fraktur font that uses Unicode's ...
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LuaTeX readline encoding

Must LuaTeX's \readline use latin-1 encoding? In the example below, I first store é in a file (well, and ^^J) which works well. Then I read it back in, using \readline and get two characters é (and ...
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Why doesn't LaTeX hyphenate words containing accents, e.g. “développement”? [duplicate]

In this MWE, Latex doesn't hyphen the word "développement" and prefer to create a HUGE hbox. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt,dvipsnames]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} ...
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trouble with inputenc package

im having a hard time with TeXnicCenter 2.0 (with MikTex) on Windows 7. I set up a quite simple code. But the letters äüö seem to appear when they want to. I got a project file with another file ...
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what Inputenc should I choose in Texmaker (Win7)?

I've written a main.tex document in Kile under Debian and I want to continue writing it in Windows where I've just installed TexMaker (I need to type and hear audio-recordigs, Windows has a better ...
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Spanish character not working in 'listings' package [duplicate]

I have a Spanish character not working in 'listings' package. In the code example below, the first occurrence of the word 'ignorará' works. The second generates the error: ! Package inputenc Error: ...
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Non-latin characters with plain TeX

What would it take to output non-latin letters (e.g. cyrillic letters) to a document using just plain TeX (i.e. without using "third-party" macro packages such as LaTeX)?
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inputenc error: problems reading in .bib file from jabref

i'm relatively new to latex, so forgive me, if thats a silly one: I'm using miktex and texstudio. I keep getting the following error message, which prevent me from building up or compiling a document ...
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Text encoding driving me crazy

I am writing a paper in english but will need to provide a danish abstract and use the little word "Köppen" as well. For some reason I seam not to be able to get the them to work. This example: ...
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\write18 encoding

I wrote a bash script osmimage (source for tests), that downloads a map given by an address. I want to write a package that calls this script with \write18, but there are a few problems. The ...
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special characters not showing (mathexam+babel)

I am trying to edit a exam using a template I found on internet (article using mathexam package) but since I have to use special characters of Brazilian portuguese (like á, à, ç, ã, õ, ô, â, ê) my ...
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How to install `babel` in Texmaker?

How do I install babel language pack in Texmaker? I want to use \usepackage[swedish]{babel} in Texmaker. At the moment, Jag är bäst in Texmaker gives Jag r bst in the PDF. I use Windows 8.
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How to customize \fg{} and \og{} appearances in BEAMER?

How to customize << and >> appearances in beamer for a better appearance?
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Non-ascii character as argument

I want to do something special with some characters in the text. In this example that is just boldfacing them: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Activating characters with diacritics (accents)

I want to create an environment that would convert all á to \=a, all é to \=e and so on... (short-hand for macrons) Something that should have been a five-minutes easy-to-write tool became a real ...
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utf8 input encoding with biblatex (biber and bibencoding=utf8)

I have a document with Cyrillic, English and German. All worked well so far. But now I need a special Character in the bibliography.bib file. Its an \.{E} If I just put that in there it gives me the ...
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How to easily use UTF-8 with LaTeX?

It's probably a stupid question, but I cannot find any easy answers online, and the answers are sometimes contradictory. I am writing a document that uses a few strange alphabets. I want to use some ...
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inputenc errors caused by different LaTeX environments?

On my iMac, \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} get's me Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined. I don't get this error on my MacBook. Conversely, \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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Where is the encoding format stored for a .tex file?

Where is the encoding format stored for a .tex file? I had my editor set to latin1 by mistake when I created my file and I had to resort to % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode in the preamble to force ...
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Error: Unicode char \u8 when importing bibliography

I have a LaTeX document in which I improt .bib database \bibliography{LagrangianRelax} \bibliographystyle{alpha} I am getting an error (I know its quite common): ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode ...
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Making the Swedish characters å, ä and ö appear [closed]

I need to use the following preamble but can not make the Swedish letters å, ä and ö appear. The part in Swedish is in the separate file called intro_summary.tex. I'm using TeXShop as my editor. I ...
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error for special characters in \section in a classicthesis

Provided the following tex document using classicthesis, produces an error. How can I use direct input of special characters in \section in classicthesis? I do not want to write e.g. \~{n} in the ...
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Definition environment versus utf8 [closed]

I had some problems with my code, then I changed to \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and I could compile. But now I have another problem. I write in Brazilian portuguese, so the definition environment ...
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Auto convert LaTeX escape codes to UTF-8 characters?

How do I—e.g., with AucTeX—automatically convert escaped characters like \~n to ñ for use with \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}? I could do something like this: sed \ -e "s/\\'a/á/" \ -e ...
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Problems with accented characters in xelatex

The accented Portuguese characters work well when compiled with pdflatex but not with xelatex giving an inputenc error. Why? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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TeXmaker and polish letters

I have a problem with encoding polish letters in TeXmaker. What I mean by this is that: when I write Polish letters in TeXmaker they are visible as Polish letters: ą, ę, ć and so on ...
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How to locate problematic character in .bib file

I received this message when I try to include my bibliography in the document with \printbibliography ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:‐ not set up for use with LaTeX. See the inputenc ...
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Accents generate errors with moderncv class

When using accented characters (e.g. ë) I get the following error: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:ële not set up for use with LaTeX. A minimal working example is given below. To the best ...
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Yen (¥) character (\textyen) in LaTeX - proper encoding

I am trying to type yen (¥) symbol in LateX. I am using UTF8 encoding: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} I tried to type this directly as ¥. When I try to compile file with pdflatex I get this error: ...
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Is typing an accented character and compositing it the same?

Suppose that I have T1 as font encoding (and therefore I will have no copy, search and hyphenation problems, etc). Is there any difference between typing, for example, \^e and ê in the output? My ...
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Problem with Unicode in LaTeX editor (LEd)

I have an UTF-8, polish text in .tex file. When I open it with my LEd (LaTeX editor), it shows ok (all characters can be seen). But when I try to compile it, I get error: Package inputenc Error: ...
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TeXstudio changed encoding

I wrote my text using UTF-8 encoding, however, TeXstudio somehow changed this and I cannot find the way to return my text in readable form. Is it possible at all or should I die now?
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UTF-8 encoding and Notepad with LaTeX

I have written some LaTeX commands in a separate file, say foo.tex and include them in my LaTeX document. Only after I edit foo.tex with Notepad (default editor in Windows), I get the following error ...
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Problem with XeTeX input and output encoding

As we all known, the TeX engine XeTeX takes UTF-8 as its default input and output encoding format. However, it provides two new primitive control sequences that could define input encoding: ...
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What benefits can I get from using utf-8 encoding instead of cp1251 for Russian?

I'm preparing to make a small package for typesetting math textbooks in Russian, under Windows (MikTeX distribution). What input encoding should I prefer? I've always been using cp1251, but as I ...
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Accent's problem with LaTeX update

I have updated my TeX distribution using MacTeX 2013 and I have now a problem on my TeX documents: The accents are not understood by Texmaker anymore. Here is a screenshot of what I get: Here is a ...
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Beamer not working at all!

Suddenly I am getting the cryptic "Text line contains an invalid character" errors (100 of them) on all my beamer files. Even this MWE doesn't work right: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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Why characters UTF-8 encoded are ISO-8859-1 encoded when written in an external file

For an UTF-8 encoded file as follows: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % \newwrite\outtmp \immediate\openout\outtmp=out.tmp % \begin{document} ...
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Yes, another “Package inputenc error” question

I'm trying to figure out why LaTeX behaves this way. So, I have this project: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12774331/latex.zip which is a perfectly working project, with lots of é and other ...
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ASCII graphs in LaTeX document?

I have ASCII graphs which I want to get nicer like the below. How can I embed ASCII graphs nicely converted to LaTeX document? Input 11 11 01 10 <-> 10 01 00 ...
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PDFLaTeX encoding problem [duplicate]

I am generating a pdf file with PDFLaTeX. The content of the pdf looks well at a first glance. However if I try to copy and paste the text to somewhere else the text look like this: ❉✐❡ ▼❡♥❣❡ ❛♥ ...
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Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:�\expandafter not set up for use wit h LaTeX

I'm having problem with generating pdf file from my tex file. When I use \documentclass with draft option, it generates pdf file with images as boxes without errors, so it's fine. But when I change ...
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Parsing utf8 problems

There are a number of questions relating to problems when using utf8 input encoding, and the closest I found to my problem is, I think, What characters in a normal text document will screw up LaTeX?. ...