{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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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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Unicode char \u8:Â not set up for use with LaTeX with beamer

I receive the following error message Unicode char \u8:Â not set up for use with LaTeX for the following code: \documentclass[compress]{beamer} \usepackage{ngerman} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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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 ...
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Foreign currency signs in XeTeX

I'm creating an invoice document using LaTeX that is supposed to have any currency symbol in the document. However, when converting to PDF, the signs never show up, most likely because I'm not using ...
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Eastern European name [duplicate]

In my .bib file, there is a reference including the following name in the authors list: Mitášová, Helena When the PDF is generated, this name does not display correctly: MitÃaÅaovÃa I searched ...
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Define fallback font for specific Unicode characters in LuaLaTeX

This closed question prompts me to propose a more general question and a solution I don't think has been demonstrated here. When compiling with LuaLaTeX and using Unicode input, how do you set up a ...
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How to get ϱ and ɔ working with MinionPro [closed]

Using LuaLaTeX and MinionPro (the one from Adobe Reader), I apparently cannot print the characters ϱ and ɔ ("symbolic rho" and "open o"). This I find a bit strange in a professional font. Can that ...
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Typesetting phonetic symbols: Unicode or tipa?

Background On TeX.SX there are a lot of questions of the form "How do I typeset [some phonetic symbol]?" For example: Typesetting modifier letter U+02ED The near-close, near-front unrounded vowel ...
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Is there any sans-serif font that fully supports unicode-math?

As stated in the question title, is there any sans-serif font that fully supports the unicode-math package? Alternatively, is there a list that shows the different levels of support for (preferably ...
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Typesetting modifier letter U+02ED

I'm creating an article on Ancient Greek pronunciation with IPA transcription in TeXworks. Ancient Greek distinguishes voiceless unaspirated, aspirated, and voiced stops, and I would like to ...
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Texmaker: how to input “é” and getting “\'e” in the editor window

Ok, this is the preamble of my .tex file, that I'm compiling with Texmaker 4.4.1 32bits under Windows 8: \documentclass{smfbook} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} smfbook is ...
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Packages CJK versus CJKutf8?

I read texdoc cjk and this CJK documentation recommends \usepackage{CJK} to enable CJK functionality. However, I see a lot of examples use \usepackage{CJKutf8}. The CJK package documentation doesn't ...
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\XeTeXglyph for Math Mode (alternative?)

Is there an alternative for \XeTeXglyph that works in math mode? Or is there a way \XeTeXglyph itself can work in math mode? I want to access a specific glyph as a math symbol (UF091F specifically) ...
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prevent combining characters if single characters are available

I am working a lot with characters such as: ā ū ī š ṣ ḫ ḥ ǧ ġ ṯ ṭ ẓ ḍ ḏ. There are (at least) two ways to typeset such characters either as a single character or as a combined character. ...
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I'm having trouble with Romanian characters in Latex [duplicate]

Here's a sample document: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{times} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} Latin-1: æ ø å ñ ê ß Romanian: ș ...
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How to display Hoefler Text ornament glyphs

I'm trying to use Hoefler Text F043 and F044 to separate sections in a document, but not managing it in XeLaTex, with MacTex 2014. I tried: \char"61507 but that doesn't work. I tried: ...
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babel disable quotation mark translation

I am using the babel ngerman package and my inputenc is set to utf-8, so I only need the translation strings for things like the \tableofcontents. How can I disable the Umlaut translation like ...
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Is it impossible to simultaneously use the unicode character left-to-right and the package inputenc with the argument utf8?

I have inserted a 'left-to-right mark' character (U+200E) just before and after $ in the following document and after compiling there is an error saying ERROR: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char ...
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Glyphs from font not displayed

I am trying to get Xelatex printing these glyphs from the font I'm using (it's Garamond Premier Pro): ▼ ◺ ◹ I tried both by copying and pasting them in my document and by their UTF code with: ...
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How to get access to this special character?

I just bought the font Uberschrift which brings tons of ligatures with it, but u nfortunately I'm not able to get access to them. I tried to find out wich is the symbol's name and this is what ...
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Is it possible to use literals like ⊥ outside of math mode?

I have a .tex file that I'm compiling with luatex that I would like to be able to use a utf-8 literal in. Using unicode-math, it's possible to use the literal inside of math mode as such: ...
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Unicode Character ⤙ [duplicate]

I use TexShop (mac) and I would like to insert this symbol : ⤙ But it doesn't work. Could you please help me ? I'm sorry, I'm a beginner. Thank you very much ! \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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\textrecipe does not work with xelatex

The code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{wasysym} \begin{document} \textrecipe \end{document} works properly generating unicode character (U+211E) But when I add ...
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To work out Europecv's arbitrary use of utf8x

Egreg about arbitrary use of outfit but using truly utf8x The europecv class arbitrarily decided that utf8 is not a good option and uses utf8x even if the passed option is utf8, which is of ...
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Mapping ‘space + character’ into ‘non-breaking space + character’

I have files containing fragments of Old English texts. These files use the letter wynn (ƿ (U+01BF) and Ƿ (U+01F7)) which I want to print as modern w (U+0077) and W (U+0057). This I have no problem ...
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What relation and dependency mistake here?

Minimal case % http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/210664/13173 Do not have inputenc, since it is loaded with europecv package so defininig utf8 here \documentclass[utf8,helvetica,narrow]{europecv} ...
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How can I include upside-down Unicode text?

It seems like there is simply no way to have Latex include any generic Unicode characters you'd like in a PDF, and the solutions to this question are too complicated. Is there any simple way to ...