{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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Using unicode “combining right arrow above” to generate vector command

This question originated from a confusion created by some Linux systems where, for some software (editor and browser) the combining unicode characters appear to apply to the right (instead of ...
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How to produce unicode copyable alternative text? (with accsupp)

In the following example, I can't manage to make accsupp store the unicode alternative text. The resulting PDF looks as expected but the copyable text is not the correct one. I tried this with ...
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Capital ẞ in LaTeX/XeTeX/lualatex/whatever

I am trying to get a ẞ in my LaTeX document. How can I do this? I already tried: Using other fonts: dejavu and libertine Using \MakeUppercase{ß}, which sometimes produces nothing, sometimes produces ...
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Difference between Typeset Superscript vs. Unicode Symbol for Superscript

For a Unicode font, is there any difference in height, placement, etc. between rendered text of ^{superscript}, when compared to the Unicode character for superscript itself? For instance: will the ...
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Why is caron treated differently than breve

I'm using biblatex and wanted to add the author Kruzhkov into my Bibliography. As far as I see he is written Kru\u{z}kov Writing him that way leads to an error as here: inputenc Error: Unicode char ...
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Can I include Chinese characters in listings? If so, how?

I'd like to include Chinese characters in listings. Can it be done, and, if so, how?
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How do I get bibtexU working?

Running bibtexu -v (from TeX Live bundle) yields the message This is BibTeXu: a UTF-8 Big BibTeX version 0.99d Implementation: Microsoft(R) C/C++ for Win32 Release version: 3.71 (18 mar 2013) ...
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XeLaTeX, xindy, imakeidx “Could not find file ”tex/inputenc/utf8.xdy"

I'm trying to use XeLaTeX, imakeidx and xindy for a german book with multiple indexes. Based on an answer on this page, (which works) I tried to switch to xelatex and imakeidx. Calling xelatex ...
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Hide your e-mail address from spam crawlers

According to Security SE it is highly recommendable to cover your email address in publicly available documents. I'm aware of the discussion about handling email addresses as images: Crawler ...
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How to compile files with non-ASCII paths?

I cannot compile files with non-ASCII paths. I am using XeLaTeX from MikTex and TexStudio on Windows. Is it possible to read paths as utf8? The specific path contains Chinese. If I change what ...
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WriteLatex utf-8 ģ symbol problem

I need to use ģ symbol in my presentation. This symbol has 0123 utf-8 code. But when I am typing it in writeLatex it compiles with error: Package ucs Error: Unknown Unicode character 291 = U+0123, ...
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Conditional based on character following the macro

Basically, I would like to something like \xspace does, i.e. the meaning of the macro should depend on what is following it. So for example if I say \mymacro a it might expand to foo, and if any ...
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Hindi text does not show using Beamer

I am trying to write an example of using unicode font in Latex Beamer. The resulting pdf does not show the Hindi characters, rather shows blank spaces in that place. However, when I use the same code ...
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LyX won't compile without UTF8 document class option

I have a shared LyX document that is using document class article with custom class option utf8. I'm having trouble getting a newly installed .bst file to work (meaning, document will compile but all ...
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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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Kile creates special character in empty cells for tables

I am using Kile as a Latex editor, and I particularly like the Tabular Wizard. However, when a cell has an empty value, Kile adds a special character, a pink ×. When I try to compile the document ...
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Pound = $ if tgpagella and utf8 loaded: why?

I am trying to have the pound sign appear in text composed with TG Pagella. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{tgpagella} % alternative to MinionPro %\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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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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Unicode and listings - still no luck

Although there are already some discussions on this issue, I can't get any of the proposed solutions to work for me. Take this document and compile it with xelatex: ...
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Who do I have to ask, if I need a \mathsfup{\Theta} (missing unicode character)?

Strange question, I guess, but I am needing a \mathsfup{\Theta} and this char is not included to the range of unicode characters. Who should I ask, if I want to obtain this letter in medium weight ...
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How can I enter Unicode bold Fraktur math characters with LuaTeX?

I want to write a paper with Old/Biblical-Hebrew (Tiro) and Old-Greek words in it. Now I have made my first experience with LuaTeX and it worked well. But I also want to use this symbol ...
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Special Unicode characters with XeTeX

Most of the modern fonts out there are encoded in Unicode, but provide only a subset of the whole range of glyphs defined in Unicode. Most lack the Latin Extended Additional range ...
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how to generate a PDF with real UTF characters [duplicate]

I'm using these settings: \epstopdfsetup{outdir=./} \usepackage[italian]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \selectlanguage{italian} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{hyperref} in order to write ...
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Hebrew encoding

I have two systems, both running Ubuntu 12.04. On one system, I can LaTeX Hebrew without much problems. Babel complains about hyphenation but that's it. On the other system, the identical file does ...
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Georgian in sharelatex

I need to create a book for a friend of mine and I thought that Latex would best fit for this job. Plus this will be a very good opportunity to learn this powerful tool. The problem is that the book ...
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Problem with defining new unicode character

I have a document that takes text from source file via pandoc (that doesn't matter anyway) and inserts it instead of $body$. The source document contains the only one symbol that's shown in hex-editor ...
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Unicode Symbols [duplicate]

How do I use TeX to generate the Atom symbol? I tried the following code in XeLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{dejavu} \begin{document} \symbol{"269B} ...
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Unicode, right to left characters in command names

What is the status, in terms of category codes, of all the Unicode letters above ASCII in XeTeX (using XeLaTex+fontspec) and LuaTeX (using ConTeXt)? Can I define a macro using Unicode characters (ex. ...
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Accented letters messed up in PDF readers navigator with LuaLaTeX

I have something like this: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} \section{é} \begin{frame} test \end{frame} \end{document} Problem is that the section name ...
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comment.sty and UTF8 encoding

I noted that if I use comment.sty and a there is a block of text containing UTF8 characters inside a comment environment, the compilation aborts! Minimal Example \documentclass{article} ...
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How to print a warning sign (triangle with exclamation point)?

I am interested in including a triangle with an exclamation point (unicode #9888: ⚠) in a tex document. I've looked in the usual places (detexify, etc.) and not found this symbol. The document should ...
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Problem with composite letters in section labels

Although there are some advices that deal with the warning message: Composite letter `\textasciicaron+c'not defined in PD1 encoding See here, for example: Problem with UTF-8 in meta data It ...
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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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List of unicode symbols and TeX equivalents [duplicate]

I am looking for a simple table with two columns: One column has unicode symbols (not images or anything else) (example: ∞) and another column has the TeX equivalent (example: \infty). The table here ...
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An extensive list of LaTeX symbols and Unicode equivalents?

The first two columns of the table here (partly reproduced below) is exactly what I'm looking for, but I'd like a more extensive list. I want the unicode symbols to be in unicode symbols, and not ...
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Difficulty with icelandic characters in bibliography/apacite [closed]

I have a problem with getting my icelandic characters to show up when I compile. I´m using texstudio and I used jabref for being the reference manager and I´m using apacite for the citing "system" ...
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How to output any unicode character?

I have used a hack to output €: % WTF: LaTeX has no € symbol! % See here: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Special_Characters#Euro_.E2.82.AC_currency_symbol \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Detect if a character is Chinese character

(XeLaTeX + XeCJK) I am trying to translate an English document. I need to convert all '.' to '。' if the antecedent character is a Chinese character. I am using xstring to accomplish this object but I ...
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Quotes are not formatted correctly

Here is data about my problem that I consider relevant: a) I'm using lualatex b) Here is my prelude: \documentclass[b5paper,twoside]{memoir} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{polyglossia} ...
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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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biber eating \langle and \rangle commands

I have some entries in my reference list that contain \langle and \rangle signs in their title like the one in the following MWE: \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @BOOK{test, author = {A. Uthor}, ...
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Dynamic macros with csname and utf-8

I wrote the following commands for dynamic variable names and assignment % in class file \RequirePackage[ngerman]{babel} \RequirePackage[T1]{fontenc} \RequirePackage[utf8]{inputenc} % in latex file ...
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Index sorting problem with Vietnamese

I use Texmker 4.1 and Texlive 2013 in my Xubuntu. I use this system to write my teacher's book with the AMS package (gsm in fact), which is in Vietnamese. There is a problem in sorting the index, it ...
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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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dealing with thin spaces in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

In the following small example I get unexpected but different results in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setlength\parindent{0pt} \newcommand*\x{\rule{1cm}{1cm}} ...
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Strange character changes (Xe(La)TeX or pdf(La)TeX, it's irrelevant)

A friend of mine uses pdfLaTeX for her university notes just like me. She uses the inputenc package, since on her Windows that allows characters with diacritics such as è or ò to by correctly ...
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How to replace (unicode) characters by ü,ğ,ş etc.?

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{ucs} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Problem with UTF-8 in meta data

my problem is the following, when I use UTF-8 in meta data is not working \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[slovene]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %Meta data \pdfinfo{ /Author ...
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LuaTeX won't end a line at Unicode emdash

I'm using LuaLaTeX instead of XeLaTeX for my book, mainly because it supports microtype's expansion feature, to produce the optimal word spacing and line breaking that will result in the most uniform ...
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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} ...