{unicode} is for questions about Unicode (an international standard for character encoding) and its implementations. For questions about input encodings use {input-encodings}.

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LuaTeX unicode escape sequence in an ASCII file (for graceful degradation)

I have a reusable component in which I would like to include a few unicode symbols. I use LuaLaTeX. However, I want the file to fail gracefully (it should detect running under something else and e.g. ...
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How to insert unicode text in IEEE paper?

I am writing a paper for IEEE conference. I would like to know how to insert some unicode text into the paper. The primary language of the paper is English.
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How to insert Bengali text in IEEE conference paper?

I am writing a paper for an IEEE conference using IEEEtran.cls. The primary language of the paper is English but my work deals with Bengali language. I want to know how do I insert some Bengali words ...
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Enconding conversion from Mac to Linux and viceversa [closed]

How could I use on Linux (utf-8) a previously created file on Mac using for example MacRoman as encoding and viceversa?
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Combining Diacritical Mark with Latex. Unicode Symbol 0364 [duplicate]

I have a bit of a Problem with editing an ancient german text, where they used a small e as Umlaut like this "aͤ". I looked it up, it's Unicode symbol 0364. I tried a lot and nothing worked out. ...
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Kerning when inserting symbols from another font

I have a METAFONT that implements the shavian alphabet mapping ASCII characters to shavian glyphs, for example the t is the shavian letter 'tot'. I have mapped the shavian letter's unicode ...
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Input unicode/diacritics into package options

I would like to define a new set of labels for my pictures like this: \usepackage{newfloat} \DeclareFloatingEnvironment[listname={Seznam grafů}]{Graf} However, latex refuses to recognize "ů" in the ...
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What is better math or text mode for special utf8 symbols

There are some utf8 symbols (ĉ ĝ ...) in the input for pdflatex and I use in preambula commands like \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{0109}{$\hat{c}$}, \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{011D}{$\hat{g}$} and so on ...
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“Missing \begin{document}” after DeclareUnicodeCharacter

When compiling this file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{27e3}{somereplacement} \begin{document} Hi, world! P ⟣ Q \end{document} I get the following ...
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ConTeXt: Using Unicode symbols for bullets

I'm having trouble figuring out how to use ▸ (AKA BLACK RIGHT-POINTING SMALL TRIANGLE) as the bullet in my itemized lists in ConTeXt. My first thought is that this should work: ...
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Cannot typeset upper case C with caron (Č) with XCharter package [on hold]

I cannot typeset Č with XCharter loaded (with pdflatex). How can I work around this limitation? The mwe: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{XCharter} ...
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To input symbols with utf8 codes beyond the standard utf8 packet in Latex

I have input text for Latex with symbols like Ẃ ẃ Ẅ ẅ Ỳ ỳ and so on and must translate it into pdf. The task came from the whole work of export from Library of Congress catalog to prepare article in ...
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Unicode in PDF Metadata

There are several ways of setting PDF meta data when compiling LaTeX documents. The two most popular ways are arguably via pdfinfo, \pdfinfo{ /Author (Erwin Schrödinger) } and hyperref, ...
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LaTeX and Unicode within verbatim environment

I am really, really hoping someone has a neet trick for my problem. I have three Unicode symbols I need to put inside my verbatim environment ├ ─ └ all others are not important to me and most ...
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How does one prepare---on TEXLIVE— OpenType, Unicode based, fonts for use with Xe(La)Tex

I downloaded the Cree syllabics font pitabek from: http://www.languagegeek.com/font/fontdownload.html According to the information this font is opentype and follows the Unicode coding for Cree ...
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! Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined

I'm new to Latex espacially Beamer, I am working on my Thesis presentation in French and these letters always give me a hard time since yesterday when I compile that error in the title occurs, I ...
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Enabling UTF-8 file encoding in various text editors [closed]

Many IDE / text editors used by latex community do not encode tex files into utf-8 by default. When trying to use diacritics, various issues may arise. Example code: \documentclass{article} ...
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Keeping beamer in English while supporting Chinese characters

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{ctex} \begin{document} \title{Test} \author{My name (我的名字)} \date{\today} \begin{frame} \titlepage \end{frame} \end{document} Here is the current output: ...
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how to use truetype fonts in (La)Tex, no map/encodinggiven, but they follow Unicode

Consider:http://www.languagegeek.com/algon/cree I know all about \XeTex, but that is for inputting the actual glyph (i.e. typing the Cree gylph for ¨ma¨). Rather at ...
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Using a specific font for bold greek characters in maths

I'm writing a document involving some maths in which I use lots of greek letters. I would like to write some of them in bold, and the whole document is written in Linux Libertine font. Finally, I'm ...
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Relax a command inside minted

I'm using rich unicode in LaTeX as specified here. However I also use unicode in Julia language, so when I input Julia code in XeLaTeX I get an error because √ is bound to \sqrt in LaTeX, but is a ...
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Getting back a previous encoding of a file

So i had an important tex file in UTF-8 containing polish symbols which are not in the latin alphabet. Then for unrelated reasons i changed the default encoding of my editor to windows 1250 and opened ...
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utf8x character fails in the table of contents every second time i compile

\documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \begin{document} \tableofcontents \chapter{ø} \end{document} First time I compile this, I get an ø in the table of contents. Second time ...
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Disable some xunicode macros in case of T1 font encoding?

I was hoping that, except for inputenc/fontenc versus fontspec, old .tex files encoded in UTF-8 could be used without changing anything with either pdftex, xetex or luatex engines. But the following ...
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Does UTF8 add right-quote and left-quote recognition to LaTeX, XeTeX? [duplicate]

I've got a LaTeX novel writing project with lots of character quotations. I use Focuswriter to create chapter text files (ASCII, UTF-8). There is no LaTeX markup in the chapter files. A LaTeX ...
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how to create article with multiple (unicode) languages

I want to create a book that will help Asian people learn English. The requirements are - the book should contain text from 2 different languages, say, Hindi and English. I tried this multi-lingual ...
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How to write the | (pipe) character without interpreting it? [duplicate]

I'm writing a LaTeX document in which I have to write many "|" characters which are not part of a mathematical formula. Simply writing test | test gives me something like (after compilation) : test - ...
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Inputenc error: unicode char u8 - texstudio

I started write some TeX document, but I have problem with special characters (polish characters like (ś, ć, ę etc.). It's my error message package inputenc error: unicode char u8: not set up ...
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CJKutf8 font usage changes if using with precompiled format?

Consider the MWE posted below (based on How does one type Chinese in LaTeX?) - you will need the simsun.ttc font in the same directory. First, in the MWE below (call it test.tex) uncomment the ...
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Is this the best way to put unicode in a non-UTF-8 source?

I want to put the following phrase into a book. Khabarovsk (Russian: Хабаровск) is located 30 kilometers (19 mi) from the Chinese border. The source is NOT UTF-8 and I don't have the option to ...
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How can I extract a character code (code point) from a character slot in a given font? [XeTeX]

Question I am wondering if there is a way to provide the \XeTeXglyph as input and get the the character code (preferably in hexidecimal) as output. Situation I've been doing many experiments with ...
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Why are some Unicode characters missing when using XeTeX and Ubuntu Mono?

I'm trying to typeset a document using minted code listings that contain quite some amount of non-standard Unicode characters. I'd like to use Ubuntu Mono as a monospaced font. The following supresses ...
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Long i (ī) in XeLaTeX if one cannot use xunicode

I am working on an article for which I need to use the package amsmath and several newcommands defining logic variables, e.g., \newcommand{\nec}{\mathsf{nec}}. Since the topic of the article is ...
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Highlighting words with special characters using \hl (soul)

I am using xelatex, polyglossia and the document is in UTF-8 encoding. I use the soul package to highlight words (using soulutf8 makes no difference). The problem is really weird, so I will go ...
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Is it possible to type easily polytonic greek in XeTeX? [duplicate]

Some years ago, I used polutonikogreek option of the babel package to insert acutes, graves and other symbols in the text. For example, with \textgreek{fu/sis} => φύσις. The problem is that I cannot ...
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LuaLaTeX and hyperref ate my document (properties). How do I get them back?

I use hyperref for a number of reasons, but among other things it sets up the document properties up well. As long as I compile with XeLaTeX that is. As soon as I compile with LuaLaTeX, everything is ...
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Render utf8 characters in pdf

I have a *.tex document encoded in UTF-8 which includes these characters: ⎡6 1⎤ ⎢ ⎥ ⎣5 3⎦ I'm having troubles reproducing such characters (apart from the numbers of course). I tried the ...
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Problems with pdfcomments and Unicode characters in XeLaTeX

I'm trying to use the pdfcomment package in XeLaTeX. I can't seem to be able to use Unicode characters such as Czech ň or ě properly in \pdfmarkupcomment. Usually any such trailing characters of the ...
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Unicode support for em-dash

I am using XeLaTeX. My goal is to display a Unicode em dash in my PDF file. The \dash will not compile, below: it says ! Undefined control sequence. Here is the minimal (non)-working example: ...
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Certain unicode chars are skipped

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} Test⁉ \end{document} Note that the 5th character is "⁉︎" (see http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~richard/utf-8.cgi?input=%E2%81%89%EF%B8%8E&mode=char for info). ...
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Pdflatex is not printing unicode characters

This is the code: \documentclass[oneside, pdftex, a4paper, 12pt]{scrbook} \usepackage[left = 1cm, right = 1cm, top=2cm, bottom = 2cm]{geometry} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage{alltt} ...
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pdflatex suddenly takes much longer to compile document - how to find the reason?

I've done some major changes in my document (dissertation, nearly 300 pages) and now compiling time has increased nearly by factor 3! One pdflatex run took normally less than 3 minutes before and now ...
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How do I redefine the QED symbol to be a Unicode character?

I want to redefine the default QED symbol to be some Unicode character from the big list, e.g. 26C4, a snowman. I wrote this MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb} ...
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Why does bibencoding influence normal text outside bibliography? Character ß becomes SS in pdf file!

My .tex files use textencoding latin1. For some practical reason I wanted to switch my bibliography .bib files to UTF8. I tried that and (as the bibliography now was not typeset correctly) found the ...
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XeLaTeX, LuaLaTeX, fontspec, unicode and normalization

I am troubled by the way LuaTeX and XeLaTeX normalize unicode composed character. I mean NFC / NFD. See the following MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux Libertine ...
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Writing Unicode in pdfLatex [closed]

It should be something like \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[spanish]{babel} \usepackage{CJKutf8} \begin{document} \begin{CJK}{UTF8}{megafont} ...
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Mapping Private Use Area characters in pdflatex?

Let's say I want to use the font Desconsolata.ttf from Oracc: The Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus - Unicode fonts for Oracc; and in particular, I want to use the Private Use Area characters: ...
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IM (Input Methods) for entering Unicode math on Windows 7 for use with the unicode-math package?

On Windows 7, if I need to enter Chinese, I can setup an input method whereby when I type something such as hao Windows automatically suggests a list of characters to choose from, among which I can ...
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How many LaTeX characters have Unicode equivalents, and which characters and mathematical character combinations cannot be represented by Unicode?

I would like to know how many LaTeX characters, including all the special math symbols, can be represented by Unicode. Would I be right to say, that nowadyas, LaTeX's strangths over Unicode are mainly ...
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Is it possible to convert utf8 IPA chars of different foreign languages to pdf?

I tried very hard to convert pre-formatted IPA characters to pdf using xelatex but failed so far. I use Debian and latexmk command. The report is from the database and is formatted and paginated so ...