{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 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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UTF8 not working in LuaTeX in TeXLive 2010

I've been trying to set a document using lualatex in my TeXLive 2010 installation. Unfortunately, the non-ASCII characters are left out from the output. In the following minimal document produces a ...
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Error “Please insert PRERENDERUNICODE”

I meet a subtle problem. My simplest code is as follows. I am working in Win 7-32bit, my editor is WinEdt 7.0 (Build: 20120125 (v. 7.0)), saved as UTF-8, compiled with pdflatex(MiKTeX2.9). ...
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How to write properly an accent in a web address?

I'm trying to write a hyperlink for a DjVu document that includes Latin accent, but for some reason, it only displays properly for the PDF one. Specifically, on my list of references (bibliography), I ...
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Getting (Xe)LaTeX to display accents and characters not included with the font

The font I'm using (Adobe Garamond Premier Pro) does have certain precomposed glyphs with diacritics, so I'm having (Xe)LaTeX add them in. I found this post and used the method described there for ...
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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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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 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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odd displays of accentuated characters in lstlisting environment

when i try to write accentuated characters (éà...) in a lstlisting environment, hence : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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How to convert UTF-8 to latin-1 on the fly?

I have my whole latex document which is encoded in latin-1. Also, the documentclass provided by my institution is designed to use latin-1. I write in french. I wish to use .bib files created by ...
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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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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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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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using special characters in csv file imported by pgfplotstable [closed]

I'm using pgfplotstable to render CSV-files as tables in my document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pgfplotstable} \begin{document} ÄÖÜ! \pgfplotstabletypeset[col ...
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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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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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How do I paste codepoints outside of the basic multilingual plane with accsupp or \pdfglyphtounicode?

As described in the answers to this question, the accsupp package can be used to have symbols paste as arbitrary Unicode codepoints. For example you might want to write something like the following, ...
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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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Command names with utf-8/special characters

Is it possible to define \newcommand{\√}[1]{\sqrt{#1}} as commands like this one would sometimes be easier to use.
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How can I get utf8 character

I want to make cross references for sections to be symbols but after using the description given I got error report saying keyboard character used is undefined in inputencoding 'utf8'. What might be ...
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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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Unicode in the equations: pros and cons

Is there any pros and cons for using of Unicode (and vice versa) in LaTeX equations? Consider two examples: \lim_{h→0}∫_{x_0}^{x_0 + h}\frac{f(t)}{h} = f(x_0) x_0 ⇔ ∀ 𝜀 > 0, ∃ 𝛿 > ...
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Unicode character look-up

Now that I have switched to primarily using XeTeX, I find I do not use Detexify or the The Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List to find symbols very much. However, I often still need to locate symbols. ...
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Converting LaTeX into Unicode for email

My standard procedure for writing mathematical email has been to use pidgin-LaTeX for some time now, and many of those I communicate with do the same. However, someone I know has recently started a ...
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How to work with two encodings?

I'll try to explain my problem here. I know that there are many posts dealing with this but I'm still confused. We have many files from different machines with different systems. The important is: ...
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Migrating from pdfTeX to LuaTeX: Problems with reproducing output for legacy projects

I'm currently analyzing and evaluating a migration process from pdfTeX to LuaTeX for our current TeX workflow. With LuaTeX being a fork of pdfTeX and packages like luainputenc at hand it seemed ...
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Angle brackets in non-math-mode text

Is there a way to directly input angle brackets into text without resorting to math-mode symbols? I'd like to correctly indicate orthography in a linguistics paper, and have been resorting to single ...
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How to find characters that LaTeX doesn't like?

I use exported .bib entries with biber, biblatex and \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}, in my literature reports for my group. This means most standard annoying characters (à, etc) are handled ...
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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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From LaTeX with pdflatex to plain TeX

I've always wanted to try plain TeX instead of LaTeX. I can use plain but I'm not able to use correctly the fonts and I'm not able to use the french hyphenation. I would to know how to do this with ...
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Unicode in XeTeX with automatic font substitution?

I've got a word processor (WordGrinder) which supports Unicode. It can export LaTeX files, which then get run through XeTeX. Unfortunately, it seems that while XeTeX understands the Unicode ...
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Implementing \DeclareUnicodeCharacter in LuaLaTeX an XeLaTeX

In my code, I used to write \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{27E6}{\begin{description}} % ⟦ \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{27E7}{\end{description}} % ⟧ \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{2022}{\item} % • which worked ...
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Insert unicode symbol

I need to insert a ⚓ into my latex document. (More info about the symbol can be found here) I have tried to use some other answers here but I have not been successful, including the question Entering ...
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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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listings package changes hyphens to minus signs

The listings package transforms source-code hyphens (-, U+002D) into minus signs (−, U+2212) when using the default proportional fonts, though not when using the default monospaced typewriter font. A ...
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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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Emoji Characters

I'm trying to display Emoji Characters inside my XeLaTeX Document. It seems to work for some glyphs like the numbers and pound sign but not for all. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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Redefine apostrophes to prevent bad kerning

The apostrophe in Adobe’s Minion Pro font has a kerning that is much too tight for typesetting French, where sequences of letters like l’a or d’e or j'a are common. One solution I found is to wrap ...
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why “ff” displays strange using unicode encoding vs. iso-8859-1 in HTML output from tex4ht?

I understand that one should (?) be using UNICODE for html. But using this with tex4ht, always makes "ff" look strange. Why does this happen for "ff"? and based on this test below, should one instead ...
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OS X: umlauts in UTF8-NFD yield “Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:̈ not set up for use with LaTeX”

After switching to OS X one of the first things I had to learn the hard way is that many non-ASCII characters, such as the German ü can be encoded in (at least) two different forms in UTF8: U+00FC ...
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Glyph insertion

I use Linux and have available to me the "compose" key, and thus can type characters like '°', 'ß', 'ï', 'į', 'ḯ', etc. Is it inherently "bad" to use the compose key to insert the characters, should ...
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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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Bi-directional editor for LaTeX [duplicate]

I am new here. I am looking for a bi-directional editor that works with LaTeX system and supports Unicode. I need it in order to write Hebrew, Arabic, etc.
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Problem with character placement (XeLaTeX, Linux Libertine and Unicode)

The following test document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Linux Libertine O} \begin{document} aɻ \end{document} displays the second character above, instead of after ...
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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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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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Why can't my build produce certain Greek symbols?

I'm trying to use the β character in a LaTeX document, but the output PDF never shows it. I am building with xelatex. From the following code: \documentclass{article} ...
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Č doesn't sort in bibliography correctly but {\v C} does

I have an example here of an article document using pdflatex, bibtex, and natbib, where the Č character for Čermak isn't sorted in the bibliography correctly. I don't understand why not. Both files ...
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How to make slash (/) paste with correct Unicode codepoint depending on context?

Unicode offers different characters for the slash: U+002F (/) for the ordinary slash U+2215 (∕) for the mathematical division operator U+2044 (⁄) to designate vulgar fractions How can I have these ...
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inputenc error with unicode chars and verbatim

I am writing a package where I need to save the contents of several environments in verbatim mode to an auxiliary file. Then the auxiliary file is processed by an external program. In the next ...