{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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 beginning of every even page the name of the chapter is appeared and at the beginning of every odd page the name of the section is appeared. ...
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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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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 [closed]

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} ...