{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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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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Unicode degree symbol ° in math formulas: \textdegree invalid in math mode

I'd like to be able to simply input a degree symbol as ° in my source code. German keyboards have a key for this, and it makes the source so much more readable. I'm using pdflatex from TeXLive 2012, ...
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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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Entering Unicode characters in LaTeX

How do I enter Unicode characters in LaTeX? What packages do I need to install and what escape sequence do I type to specify Unicode characters in an ASCII source file?
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ConTeXt: How to create nice-looking fractions

Background Looking to create vulgar fractions in the current font such those in Unicode. LaTeX has the nicefrac package that provides, as the name implies, fractions where the dividing line is a ...
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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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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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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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Use unicode font for cyrillic in gnuplot

Why I need to do this? I'n writting my diploma in laTeX and almost finish them, but I want to use in graph labels and legend the same font that LateX uses. As I know, the default LaTeX font in CM, so ...
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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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Is direct utf8 input of combining diacritics in math mode possible with lualatex?

I am trying to typeset a document with combining diacritics directly input in it. I use LuaLaTex. Here is a minimal example illustrating the original issue: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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Unicode works in mkii but not in mkiv

I have been using texexec which, as I understand it, is mkii. I have several documents that have unicode in them and typeset perfectly using texexec. However, texexec seems to have trouble with ...
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excel2latex leads to the error: “Unicode char 8… not set up for use with LaTeX”

Compiling LaTeX to pdf worked fine until I used code generated by excel2latex. Now I'm getting the error "Unicode char 8… not set up for use with LaTeX". \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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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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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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Using non-standard characters for accent marks

I have a text of poems (psalms) that will be sung or chanted. To indicate the word where there's a change in the music, an accent is placed above the syllable in that word. Then the singers know ...
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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?. ...
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How to get UTF-8 output with tex4ht under MikTeX 2.9? (`Illegal storage address` error)

Compiling this MWE (mwe.tex) \documentclass{article} \usepackage[greek,italian]{babel} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \begin{document} \latintext chars with àccéènts greek chars \greektext ασδφγη ...
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inputenc[utf8] error with input-function of external tex files

I got a problem with inputenc[utf8]. My document is in German and uses 'ä, ö, ü' which usually works fine with the following preamble: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How can i use fonts other than gbsn/gkai for CJK Chinese?

The standard CJK package only provides 2 fonts for simplified Chinese, as described here. My question is how to create more fonts for it? I'm using MacTeX 2013 and UTF8 + CJK + pdflatex is the ...
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Input Encoding bugged on Windows 7 WinEdt?

When my girlfriend processes her code in WinEdt on Windows 7, she gets awkward looking "special" letters. (Precisly, these are Serbian letters -- from our home country.) She used: \usepackage[T1, ...
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Verbatim, wrappable and Unicode text included from a file

I am trying to output several megabytes of UTF8 text into a printable format. As enscript and friends don't like Unicode, this Unix SE question soon turned to LaTeX. Summary of requirements: ...
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Problems with documentclass{book} and utf8 ,prerenderunicode

I'm trying to write a book like, report in greek, so at the beggining of every even page the name of the chapter is appeared and at the beggining of every odd page the name of the section is ...
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Encoding of written out files

I have a tex file with: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} The file calls a macro that saves the content between and \begin{something} and \end{something} to a file. But the encoding of the file is not ...
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How can I write an English document with a few words of Thai, Japanese, and Chinese?

I'm writing a document which is 99% English but needs a few words of other languages, including Thai, Japanese, and Chinese. I've had success with the latter two, but I'm stuck on Thai. Here's a MNWE: ...
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Is there a tool for cleaning BibTeX source from LaTeX style escapes?

I have a BibTeX file which uses the old style LaTeX escapes, for example author = {Fjeld, Morten and Sch\"{a}r, Sissel Guttormsen} I want to read the file with a Scala script using jbibtex and ...
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Accents and unicode-math

Why are certain accents in math mode invisible? I am using unicode-math and compile with XeLaTeX. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{unicode-math} \begin{document} x̃ŷz̄ $x̃ŷz̄$ ...
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Use cmbright with unicode text under XeLaTeX

XeLaTeX has been my preferred LaTeX engine because it straightforwardly handles text in Unicode (UTF-8 encoding). I know this can be done using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} with other engines, too, but ...
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Error when using endfloat with unicode characters

I have a problem with the endfloat package and unicode characters. When I compile the following, everything works as expected: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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encoding problem

I'm trying to write a program in Python that exports data into PDF. Unfortunately, the well known reportlab module is not available on Python 3. (What a shame.) So I have decided to generate TEX files ...
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Acronym package and UTF-8

Are there support of UTF-8? I'm trying to write \ac{ОС} (Russian acronym inside) but got strange error Missing \endcsname inserted Here is what in my header: \usepackage[english,russian]{babel} ...
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Math escape in listings and surround white space

I want to use the double right arrow for some Scala code in listings. I thought I'd use the mathescape option and $\Rightarrow$. However, this "eats" whitespace around it, e.g. if I have foo ...
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Problem with XeTeX normalization and \char [closed]

Is there any way in Xe(La)TeX to enter a unicode character by its code, but still have XeTeX perform normalization on the resulting string of characters? For example, the following code does not give ...
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Monospaced font with U+1D400..U+1D7FF range (for editing)?

The goal of this question is to find an appropriate font for the editor in which I input TeX, rather than a font for use in the output. I hope this is sufficiently on-topic for TeX.se. I recently ...
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Unicode characters in a listing environment are not colorized!

When using the package listing, colorized comments will not yield colorized exotic unicode characters. This is a minimal working example: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{ ...
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Generating unicode hyphenation pattern

Is there a program that you can use to generate unicode hyphenation pattern? I already know about opatgen but I can not compile that program since it requires a very old version of gcc.
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Using “◌” in Latex - “Unicode char \u8:Γùî not set up for use with LaTeX”

How can I use the character ◌ (25CC): http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/25cc/index.htm ? I am using MikTex (pdflatex) under Window; I am importing the following packages: ...
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Biber: Cannot decode string with wide characters (encode.pm)

I have ran into problems with biber and Xelatex, so I decided to test a working example and see what's up. I used the test files from this question, but the result I got was: INFO - This is Biber 1.7 ...
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getting unicode lower block series to appear

In contexts outside of LaTeX, I've found rectangles of increasing size very useful. I can enter these in UTF-8 in my text editor, but despite trying every font related fix I can find, I can't seem to ...
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Getting error when writing ÆØÅ character

I'm making a thesis in danish, which means I use the packages: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[danish]{babel} Now, I have split up my documents into chapters, and so far I have: ...
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Hyphenation of Russian text in utf8 encoding?

All my attempts to make hyphenation work in Debian Linux 6.0 for Russian text encoded in utf8 has failed. My search on internet indicates that hyphenation should work through babel at least with ...
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How can I show Unicode words in pdf

%% AMS-LaTeX Created by Wolfram Mathematica 9.0 : www.wolfram.com \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath, amssymb, graphics, setspace} \newcommand{\mathsym}[1]{{}} \newcommand{\unicode}[1]{{}} ...
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Uniform Unicode for text, math and listings?

What should I put in the preamble (preferably packages) for this to work as expected with its unicode characters? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} $α$ α ...
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Why \@ifnextchar doesn't work correctly within of a unicodechar definition?

Consider the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{newunicodechar} \makeatletter \newunicodechar{∑}{\@ifnextchar_{\sum}{\@ifnextchar^{\sum}{\Sigma}}} ...
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How do I use locale numbering for page numbers, footers etc.?

I am new to LaTeX and was wondering if it is possible to use another language for page numbers (and any other automatic numbering). I read here: http://www.personal.ceu.hu/tex/pagestyl.htm ...
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Displaying the 64 hexagrams of the Yi Jing (using Unicode range 4DC0 up 4DFF)

I'm writing a book and I need to include the range of Unicode characters 4DC0 - 4DFF up to display the hexagrams of the Chinese book Yi Jing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Ching I've used the ...