{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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Typsetting the Ponny

Today, once again, the ultimate [X]HTML parser using regular expressions answer came to my attention and I have decided to try to typset it using XeLaTeX. The result is far from perfect, worse even ...
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How can I tell LaTeX that an \input file is in a different encoding from inputenc?

I'm currently writing a .tex report with my wife. She's on a Windows machine and I'm running Linux over here; we've decided to encode our report in ISO-8859-1 (i.e., we use \usepackage[latin1]{...
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Hyphens at end of line disappear upon pasting, even if they were present in the input

When I paste text from pdflatex output, there are two things about hyphens that I would like to change: Hyphens paste as "hyphen-minus" (U+002D, "-"), but I would prefer the newer Unicode character "...
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How to write the € symbol into a file, when using Package [utf8]{inputenc}

With the following MWE, I can write the € symbol into the file euro.txt \documentclass{article} \newwrite\tempfile \immediate\openout\tempfile="euro.txt" \begin{document} Write Euro symbol into a ...
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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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The abbreviation “viz.”

The word viz. that is often met in English texts, is an abbreviation for videlicet, a latin word meaning namely or as follows. It is constructed from the first letters vi and an symbol for the suffix -...
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UTF-8 error with verbments

I'm writing a book using Latex in what I want to write code in Python. My operating system is Linux and my editor is Kile with: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{...
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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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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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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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Wrong spacing around guillemets

I use UTF-8 encoding to type a document in French, with the following definitions for guillemets: \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{AB}{\og} \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{BB}{\fg\xspace} and the Babel package: \...
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utf8 inputenc vs. babel

I'm using TeXLive 2014 on FreeBSD. Every LaTeX-files produce the following warning: LaTeX Warning: Please use \usepackage[latin2]{inputenc} with \usepackage[magyar]{babel}. "Magyar" is ...
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Replacing Unicode non-breakable spaces by normal spaces

I am using the Neo keyboard layout, which uses all kinds of modifier keys to input all kinds of characters (e.g. Greek letters and mathematical symbols). It also has shift+Mod3+space mapped to Unicode ...
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BibLaTeX: sorting alphabetically with non-latin characters (Ś)

Biblatex indexing works very well with latin names. But when an author has foreign name (Łukasiewicz) the Ł letter is changed to \IeC {\L} and makeindex is not able to sort it well. In Polish it ...
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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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How do I prevent LyX from loading inputenc?

In my (out of the box) configuration of LyX, the line \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc} is inserted in the generated .tex file by default. This makes it impossible for me to set different options (e.g....
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utf-8 characters in latex math mode

I'm using utf-8 characters like "ğ" or "ı" in math-mode in LaTex, but it does not render the characters as it should. Outside of math-mode I do not have this problem. My preamble with respect to font ...
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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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Is it expected that Biber converts escape sequences into non-processable Unicode representations?

I am trying to compile a document using BibLaTeX and Biber that references a document by a Latvian author whose surname contains an a with a macron diacritical mark (ā). Without the --output-...
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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 insert these unicode symbols u2400 to u2421?

Please how can I insert these unicode symbols in the range u2400 to u2421. They are names of control characters. You can see them here: http://unicode.org/charts/PDF/U2400.pdf I could find the ...
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Print box drawing characters with pdfLaTeX

I need to print some unicode characters (of box drawing family) in my document. I found this question that is very similar to mine but is valid only for XeLaTeX. There is a valid way to do this with ...
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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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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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How to include a Lenny face in a LaTeX document? e.g. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

How would one include a "classic" Lenny face in a LaTeX document? A paper is due tomorrow and I am curious. e.g. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) I have attempted to use the verbatim environment but it has proved ...
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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} \newcommand{\...
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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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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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How to get accented unicode characters that can be copy-pasted?

The aim is to generate the .pdf with accented characters (the .tex file has mixed macro and unicode input), in a way that the .pdf text can be copy-pasted. An example: \documentclass{article} \...
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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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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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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 O}...
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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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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 > 0,(|x-x_0|...
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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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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 correctly,...
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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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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 automatically....
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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: \usepackage[T1]{...
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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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How to import a text file (with accent, special chars)

I got some text file (logs) that I want to import I saw this post: How do I import a text file so that it becomes the body text of my LaTeX document? which work, but all the special chars (UTF-8) are ...
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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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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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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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Problem with pst-barcode when using \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

I've tried to use the pst-barcode to generate QR codes, and ran into an issue with foreign characters. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pst-barcode} \begin{document} \...
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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 ...