{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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to have special characters (e.g. german umlauts) inside bibkeys?

I really like biblatex [backend=biber] to use with UTF8, as many citations I use will have some special characters esp. in the name field. This works totally great until I want to use e.g. german ...
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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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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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Error message about an invalid utf-8 sequence (LuaLaTeX on a Mac)

I am using LuaLaTeX on a Mac and I want to have my PDF in Calibri font. I have issues with Umlauts. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Calibri} \begin{document} äöüß ...
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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 ...
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How to insert a specific unicode character (such as the ZWNJ symbol) into the text stream via lua code compiled by Lua(La)TeX?

How does one instruct Lua(La)TeX -- specifically, the lua code invoked via a \directlua directive -- to insert a non-ASCII unicode symbol, such as a "zero width non-joiner" symbol (code U+200C), into ...
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Searchable text and math, encoding

Im running into a problem with text and math font encoding. First off, the goal at the end of the day is to have a .pdf and .tex which can be searched and copied. The document is compiled in XeTex, ...
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What controls the encoding of the LaTeX log file – and how to change it?

I have a LaTeX document in UTF-8 encoding: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} ...
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Unicode symbols in hyperref links

EDIT: It looks like this solution \detokenize{} is working in my situation. Mark it for answered. I've searched all over Internet including Stackoverflow, but I can not found a solution in this ...
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Unicode symbols in hyperref links [duplicate]

I've searched all over Internet including Stackoverflow, but I can not found a solution in this problem: \usepackage[unicode]{hyperref} \begin{document} \begin{figure}[H] ...
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How to make listings display characters special characters

I am trying to show a directory structure of a tree using the listings package like so: ├── controllers │   ├── application_controller.rb what I get looks like this: controllers ...
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Fontspec package makes font weird compiling with XeLaTeX

I'm new to LaTeX. I'm using the 'fontspec' package and compiling the document with XeLaTeX (xetex), but when I use the package: \usepackage{fontspec} The font is all weird, not behaving like it ...
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XeTeX UNICODE Table

I would like to try to write a minimal XeTeX source that generates a comprehensive UNICODE table, substituting in local fonts as required by the current plane. I made the attached code as an MWE for ...
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Change Enumerate Items to Khmer Unicode Alphabet

Here is my code that change default enumerate item to roman number \documentclass{article} \def\theenumi{\roman{enumi}} \def\theenumii{\roman{enumii}} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} ...
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ucs clashes with DeclareUnicodeChar?

I'm forced to work with latex, and want to make use of unicode chars in math. So I write: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{B7}{\cdot} ...
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How to input characters into XeLaTeX

How do I input the non-keyboard characters into TeXShop? My minimum working example: \documentclass{book} % Font Settings \usepackage{fontspec} \newfontfamily\myfont{C64 Pro Mono} \begin{document} ...
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using special characters in csv file imported by pgfplotstable

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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Unicode char \u8:â not set up for use with LaTeX [closed]

Somewhere in my Bib file this character is used. I havo no clue what character this is and cannot find the corresponding 'real' one. My typestting aborts on this character. I do use ...
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The unicode character U+2C7A

I already asked how to embed fonts from Dejavu Sans Extralight in Lates documents. This is the link to my original question : DejaVu Sans Light with XeLaTeX? None the less, the character U+2C7A (an O ...
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dealing with strange characters in a bib file

I use mendeley to generate my bib file so I have a very large list of items (3000+) and since mendeley collects the bibliography information sometimes from the pdf file, there may be errors and ...
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How can one make RStudio pass options to Sweave()?

I'm trying to use a UTF-8 encoded .Rnw file in combination with xelatex in RStudio. Since xelatex uses native UTF-8 support i cannot use \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} in my .Rnw file, which would ...
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Add an exit sign / running person?

What is the simplest way to add a running person, similar to the one to the right in this image in my body text? I cannot find any appropriate unicode glyph or LaTeX symbol. Do I need to include a ...
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Giving arbitrary unicode characters, passed as arguments, a math-active definition?

I've been trying to write a LaTeX3 function to make arbitrary unicode characters math active and give them a definition. I'm using XeLaTeX. My solution inexplicably works for some examples but not for ...
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Can't overwrite Unicode character definition

I want this Unicode symbol 〈, left-pointing angle bracket, to be interpreted as \langle. On TeX Live on my Mac, I tried this: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} ...
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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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Glottal Stop in latex and LyX

I am trying to type some text in LyX. The text is in Word and full of glottal stops, especially the one with the UTF code "U+02C1", namely this: ˁṬL LaTeX prints it very differently than it is in ...
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How does XeTeX typeset (math) symbols which are input as unicode?

I'm considering moving to Xe(La)TeX for the main reason that it allows me to use unicode in my LaTeX code, making said code easier to read, especially the math. But I'm confused on how XeTeX typesets ...
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ConTeXt: arbitrary Unicode code point

How to print a glyph by Unicode code point? i.e. what is the ConTeXt equivalent of the following LaTeX (displaying a capital Alpha): \symbol{"0391} % hex \symbol{913} % dec \symbol{'1621} % oct
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Write18: LuaTeX has an encoding problem, where XeLaTeX does not

xelatex (with option --shell-escape) compiles this document fine: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} LuaTeX is not \immediate\write18{echo uber | sed y/u/ü/ > inc.tex} ...
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xelatex problem: Missing chars in TeXLive 2013 / \textfont XXX is undefined errors in miktex

I'm trying to track down the source of a problem with the new xetex binary in miktex. I think it is related to the following problem in TeXLive 2013: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} ...