{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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Generating six pyramidical dots with Latex

I'm not sure where to put this question, but is it possible to create a graphical element with six dots in pyramid shape with Latex? I cannot find this symbol from Unicode character blocks, so I ...
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Rendering a unicode en-dash in XeLaTeX [closed]

If I am understanding things correctly, using XeLaTeX, all of these lines should be output with proper em- and en- dashes respectively: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{...
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User UTF-8 string in ConTeXt

I need to use input from a JSON inside my text. Sometimes it contains UTF-8 code. For example: Belgi\u00e cre\u00ebren How can I use such string in ConTeXt LuaTeX, so the result is a correctly ...
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How to add utf-8 symbols correctly?

I want to add these two utf-8 symbols ☐ , ⌧ in my latex document, I also added \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}. How can I do that? My input should look like this:
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Backticks versus real quote marks

So, I'm a Mac user, and a little bit of a type nut (probably not compared to many users on here, though! :P) I've been happily typing emdashes and curly-quotes on my keyboard for years, and years: ⌥⇧-...
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Accented letters, Unicode and LaTeX accents

So, there are three kinds of entities: accented Latin letters Unicode code points representing them Standard TeX/LaTeX commands that represent them. Of these, Unicode code points are defined best....
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Fixing the matching between combining accents and capital cyrillic letters [duplicate]

This question, which is a prosecution of the debate in Misplaced Accents in Cyrillic Text answered by @egreg, wishes to focus on the mechanism of combination of a combining accent (e.g. combining ...
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How to go for Unicode substitution in plain TeX in the code below?

Backdrop : I am trying to generate some fonts. 1) In an .mf file, I have the following assignments. c_a := ASCII "a"; %%\def\odvowela{a} %%\def\...
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How to type Unicode in plain TeX

In plain TeX, \char<int> produces character with decimal code <int>. Similarly, \char'<oct> \char"<hex> produce character with octal code<oct>, and hexadecimal code <...
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superscripting\stacking in hebrew text within a unicode aramaic font

I am trying to reproduce this in latex: and eventually this: I know that it has got to do with \stackengine, I tried it but it gave me nothing in pdf output. Here is what I did: \...
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Sans serif font with unicode support in xelatex

I am trying to find a sans serif font that has unicode support (free or paid). The following works unless I set the family to sans by un-commenting the first line: \documentclass[english]{article} % ...
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Declaring Unicode characters for Imperial Aramaic through hebrew keyboard in a non hebrew document

I have very limited experience with regard to .tex, and I am writing this after 6 hours of independent research, the solution might be something very simple, but I just can't find it. Here is the case:...
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Stylesheet does not capitalize Polish letters correctly

I'm using SIAM's stylesheet (siamart.cls), and the stylesheet doesn't seem to correctly capitalize the Polish ł to an Ł. \documentclass{siamart} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \title{Title Łitłe} \...
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hypertarget with accents

with XeLaTeX (so native Unicode input), I would like to create a macro which, from a string, will create an hypertarget which anchor's name contain string. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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How to be able to use ∞ in latex document?

I would like to use the unicode character ∞ in a LaTeX document. I use the default font. If this character is not defined in this font, I can replace it by $\infty$. How can I do that? I tried to ...
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Insert unicode character in auctex math mode

I use emacs with auctex to run lualatex. Is there a way to modify the math input of auctex, e.g. modify LaTeX-math-zeta, bound to the keystroke <`z>, so the unicode character ζ instead of \zeta is ...
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Writing graphical characters (unicode U+2500 to U+25E7) [duplicate]

Hi I'm writing a report for a project. It's about a ship war game with an old school terminal interface and I'd like to write my grid like in my program to be able to copy-paste screens from my ...
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Proper typewriter font for math symbols (∀, ∃, →), e.g. in verbatim environment

I have a listing to be used in verbatim (acutally Verbatim) that uses unicode characters such as ∀, ∃, →, ∨. Using \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{2203}{\ensuremath\exists} they do appear in the listing, ...
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Use of Unicode strings as tags and group names

Is it possible to define non-ASCII tags? I'm looking to stuff like \начать{стих} некоторые \акцент{вещи} и другие \конец{стих} Which is: \begin{verse} some \emph{stuff} and other \end{verse} ...
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Incomplete generation of Greek letters with Unicode and XeLaTeX

If I try to copy and paste text from Wikipedia with Greek letters into my LaTeX files in the resulting PDF files only about 70% of the Greek letters are visible. I am using XeLaTeX. E.g., If I have ...
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How to get Unicode characters into HTML output

I am trying to make a book in both print and ebook. To make the print book I generate a PDF with xelatex. I have reconstructed all the source files to be encoded in UTF-8 and the Cyrillic and ...
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Difficulties with Minted and UTF-8

I'm trying to typeset Python programs with LaTeX and the Minted package. I'm under Ubuntu 15.10, with TeXlive installed from Ubuntu standard repositories. The python-pygment package is at version 2.0....
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Connecting vertical box drawing characters

I've been working on some diagrams for a slide deck using beamer and minted (and buliding the PDF with Xelatex). When using the Unicode box-drawing characters, the vertical bars are not actually "...
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cyrillic letters in mathmode using pdfx

I want to convert a latex document into a pdf/a document. The latex document contains cyrillic letters as in the following example and compiles well without using the package {pdfx}. \documentclass {...
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Accumulative subscript/superscripts?

With the objective of writing a textual aliasing package that would make it possible to write input that better approximates the output, I encountered the following problem: create a control sequence, ...
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How are non-unicode glyphs referenced in LuaTeX .dvi files?

Dvi files reference glyphs by their unicode number. However, a document often contain some unencoded glyphs, such as large math symbols. By inspecting dvi files containing such glyphs, I conclude that ...
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Why is the fraction off the math axis in XeTeX?

The fraction in textstyle is off the math axis in XeTeX when I use a Unicode math font. In LuaTeX, though, it aligns nicely with the math axis. The follwing MWE should illustrate this. Also, in ...
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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 enable unicode within comment section? (package “comment”) [duplicate]

In following MWE, letters with an accent that are within the personalized comment environment are generating following errors while compiling with pdflatex: ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char �...
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How to get Unicode characters U+2713 and U+2717 to display in pdfLaTeX?

My document has \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} in its preamble. I am trying to use the characters U+2713 (check mark) and U+2717 (ballot X), but I get the error: ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \...
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Typeset the shrug ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ emoji

I'm completing a problem set, one problem for which I literally have no idea what to do on. The graders would prefer to have a physical copy of the problem so I thought it best to include the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯...
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« and » characters not correctly displayed

The usual way to type the « and » characters in LaTeX is to use the commands "<, for «, and ">, for », while using the babel package with the italian option, and the inputenc package with the ...
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Unicode character in listings

I need to insert character "└" in lstlisting and compile it with pdflatex. Other unsupported characters like "ě" I am handling via literate option in \lstset{}. Is there any way how to insert it? ...
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Unicode greek letter or new greek letter

I need chi letter as the one to the right: My issue is that when I either use $\chi$ or \textgreek{q} I don't get what I wish to. I would also be happy with U+03C7 unicode character, but I don't ...
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Alternative sum symbol for Neo Euler

I love the (unicode) Neo Euler font from Hermann Zapf & Khaled Hosny. The only caveat is the \sum symbol, which is in my opinion just ugly: I hear it also from other people, therefore I wonder ...
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Khmer Unicode Enumeration

I saw two posts related to my question. And I tried to merge the two but my limited understanding of Latex does not allow me to do so... I want to use first level enumeration like 1. 2. 3. , which ...
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how to insert any utf-8 char in lstlisting? especially '⮀', a character without LaTeX equivalent

I need to insert a text with ⮀character (u+2b80), in a document. Is there any way? I've tried: \literate {⮀}{{???}}1 but can't find what to write instead of ???. Any suggestions?
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How to create multilingual (English, Japanese) html document with htlatex

Japanese html using htlatex [TexLive 2014 on Ubuntu 14.04]: Using pdflatex/xelatex I can generated pdf document from the latex source but I have problem generating html document. Note: I have ...
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compile latex source into unicode string

I have a bunch of one-line LaTeX strings which I would like to compile into unicode strings (preferably using Python, but any solution will do). Specifically achieve in: '\"o{A}c' out: 'öAc' (I ...
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What UNICODE characters should I use to write LaTeX?

Assume I write something about LaTeX in email. I use UTF-8 so I can use any UNICODE character I want. Which characters should I technically use for name "LaTeX"? I believe that LaTeX originally did ...
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Problem with utf8 adding color headers with fancyhdr

I'm making a book of poems and I'd like to add some specif style to the pages. So I use fancyhdr And everything goes right until I add \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} This is the code I use \...
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What hyperref options should be used for correct Unicode output?

I am trying to work out which hyperref options allow all Unicode characters to display properly, and whether XeLaTeX, LuaLaTeX, and pdfLaTeX have different configuration requirements. The hyperref ...
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Unrecognized special character with comment package [duplicate]

Why are the character with accent not recognized ? \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{comment} \...
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How can i type hindi matras only in Latex?

I am dealing with suffix of the hindi words. so i want something like this ाऊंगी in hindi to be printed. For uni character of hindi language is here. I have tried this code: \documentclass{...
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How to get correct htlatex output with lithuanian letters?

My example \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1,L7x]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \begin{document} ąčęėįšųūĄČĘĖĮŠŲŪžŽ \[ \alpha + \beta = \gamma \] \end{document} produces incorect ...
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EINVAL Error in Lyx

When I am typing text in the Lyx main editor window the following message keeps appearing in the Progress/Debug Message pane: Error returned from iconv_open EINVAL The conversion from UCS-4LE to UTF8 ...
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Small-caps special character “ḫ”

I have been trying for some time to get the symbol "ḫ" to play nice with XeLaTeX. However, I'm now having trouble using it inside of a chapter title using the book class. Here's an MWE: \...
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UTF-8 characters in math mode

I'm new to this forum and to LaTeX. It's the first time I use use it and I really like it. I have a problem with it, though, I have looked for solution on this forum but I haven't found anything (or I ...
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Using a specified font in textgreek

I am trying to use Computer Modern Bright in greek text. The otf version of the font has specific upright characters for greek that can be used in other applications, so I am assuming the afm/pfb ...
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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-...