{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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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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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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environment with local \newunicodechar{ä}{ae} or similar — is it possible?

I'm using xelatex with utf8-input. I'm trying to write a LaTeX environment inside of which every source code ä is printed as ae, every ö as oe etc. I found a number of ways that don't work, but so far ...
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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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Biber writes incorrect unicode encoding of \'\i

Biber seems to be writing some strange unicode characters when reading bib entries where the accented character í has been entered as \'\i. This causes compilation to break when using pdflatex (and ...
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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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Unicode characters changing order in listings (XeTeX)

I am trying to input code listings with unicode characters and everything seems to work (more or less) except some unicode characters being displayed out of order. For example instead of służąca ...
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Computer Modern in XeLaTeX

I love XeLaTeX for things like $a≠b$ ⇔ $ a⊧a↑Ω$ All days before I used DejaVu fonts and Asana-Math for unicode-math. But today I have to get visual compability with LaTeX. So I installed Computer ...
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How do I put a musical clef in a memoir-class document?

I've got a lot of questions about preparing a book layout, but as I'm slowly going through the various books and other documents out there, I think most of the questions are being answered. However, ...
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How do I get guillemets in a listing?

I'm wondering if it's possible to use guillemets («») in a lstlisting block? I have seen some solutions for including it in the document, but none with the listings package.
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\DeclareUnicodeCharacter doesn't work for all characters

I am trying to incorporate some Unicode characters into my LaTeX files. All characters I added so far worked well, but when I use \DeclareUnicodeCharacter{211D}{{\mathbb R}} (211D is the Unicode ...
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How can I enter Unicode bold Fraktur math characters with LuaTeX?

I want to write a paper with Old/Biblical-Hebrew (Tiro) and Old-Greek words in it. Now I have made my first experience with LuaTeX and it worked well. But I also want to use this symbol ...
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Georgian in sharelatex

I need to create a book for a friend of mine and I thought that Latex would best fit for this job. Plus this will be a very good opportunity to learn this powerful tool. The problem is that the book ...
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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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LuaLaTeX and algorithm2e [closed]

The algorithm2e package seems to be not compatible with LuaLaTeX. For example, compiling the following code produces an error. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{algorithm2e} ...
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LuaTeX unicode escape sequence in an ASCII file (for graceful degradation)

I have a reusable component in which I would like to include a few unicode symbols. I use LuaLaTeX. However, I want the file to fail gracefully (it should detect running under something else and e.g. ...
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Mapping ‘space + character’ into ‘non-breaking space + character’

I have files containing fragments of Old English texts. These files use the letter wynn (ƿ (U+01BF) and Ƿ (U+01F7)) which I want to print as modern w (U+0077) and W (U+0057). This I have no problem ...
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soulutf8 strips characters from compound words

I use soulutf8 for underlining in my LaTeX document. However, it seems to be stripping characters from the end of compound words, e.g.: \ul{$n$-rozměrný} results in n-rozměrn However, if I ...
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Is it correct to use RequirePackage[utf8]{inputenc}?

If I create a package, is it correct to use \RequirePackage[utf8]{inputenc} to support utf8. I guess not, but how do I state that this package must (should) be used with inputenc utf8?
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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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How do I get bibtexU working?

Running bibtexu -v (from TeX Live bundle) yields the message This is BibTeXu: a UTF-8 Big BibTeX version 0.99d Implementation: Microsoft(R) C/C++ for Win32 Release version: 3.71 (18 mar 2013) ...
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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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Fix all quotes in a document (pasted from another)

I'm translating some documents from MS Word (written by someone else) to TeX for my own uses. There are quotation marks all over the place, some of which are "weird" (e.g., unicode character 201c “ ...
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Proper way to use greek letters in an English document

I typically use LaTeX to write chemistry & physics documents with a lot of equations. I often will reference terms and variables and such in the text of my document. Typically I just do this by ...
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Using hyph-utf8 with plain TeX

I want to use the UTF-8 hyphenation patterns (for Croatian) with plain TeX (pdftex). I've read the documentation on the hyph-utf8 package but I haven't found it very useful. There's mention of a ...
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How to include a Chinese paper in reference via bibtex?

When including the following entry in my ref.bib @article{chen2012, title={基于电无级变速器的内燃机最优控制策略及整车能量管理}, author={陈骁 and 黄声华 and 万山明 and 庞珽}, journal={电工技术学报}, volume={27}, number={2}, ...
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Can I make LuaLaTeX use \input files that are ANSI encoded?

I include/\input automatically generated files (tables generated by Stata) into my main document. I would like to compile that document with LuaLaTeX. Unfortunately the generated files are ...
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How do I enter Unicode characters in TeX?

I need to write a few Unicode characters (e.g. Л) into a text without using e.g. XeTeX, LuaTeX or inputencoding with UTF-8 (please assume as little as possible about the typesetting system). I have ...
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Properly sort index containing utf8 characters?

If my input file is utf8 encoded, how to I create an index where the entries are properly sorted? Minimal example \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{makeidx} \makeindex ...
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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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How to use Unicode characters with Sphinx rst documents and properly generate PDF files?

I discovered that if I use some Unicode characters inside .rst files, I will loose them when I convert the documentation to pdf using Sphinx. Example chars: "șț". When I run make latexpdf I get a ...
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Search and find an old style numeral in a pdf

I am compiling this tex file \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hfoldsty} \begin{document} 1 $1$ \end{document} with pdflatex and open the resulting pdf with evince. If I search the digit one (1), ...
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Plain text for cut and pasting, ligatures for viewing (or, disabling ligatures)

One reason I switched to Xelatex was that I was interested in being able to create fully unicode documents (I'm a linguist, and often have linguistic symbols as well as Arabic text in my documents) ...
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Unicode, right to left characters in command names

What is the status, in terms of category codes, of all the Unicode letters above ASCII in XeTeX (using XeLaTex+fontspec) and LuaTeX (using ConTeXt)? Can I define a macro using Unicode characters (ex. ...
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Unicode symbol for space prints some kind of rising dash?

I have the minimal example \documentclass{article}\begin{document}Here\char"0020{}There\end{document} I wanted to show that a LaTeX document can be written completely without any white spaces. The ...
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UTF-8 (but not in current font) character in newcommand

I'm trying to define a new single-character LaTeX command (to insert a 1 pt space with \kern1pt) and want to use one of the characters obtained through the AltGr key on a US International keyboard ...
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Error with inputenc and UTF-8 non-breaking space

This is a follow up to How to make non-breaking spaces (ties) in Org-mode that exports properly to LaTeX. One answer to the question is a solution that uses UTF-8 non-breaking spaces but these cause ...
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Is there a LaTeX equivalent symbol to Unicode 'SYMBOL FOR NULL' [duplicate]

I'm looking for a LaTeX symbol that has the letters 'NUL' in a single character width. It's a pretty representation for what's often entered as \0 in C-derived programming languages as the string ...
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Why does XeTeX not display basic Unicode characters?

I have a document like this, but when I render it by invoking xelatex on it, the π character is displayed as a blank space: \documentclass[13pt,oneside]{scrbook} \usepackage{fontspec} % the problem ...
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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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UFT8 inside the formula?

Is there a way I can use UFT8 (say greek chars) inside the formula? For example I want latex to render: $α$ as $\alpha$ (actually the question comes from mathjax -- there You can do it, but ...
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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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An extensive list of LaTeX symbols and Unicode equivalents?

The first two columns of the table here (partly reproduced below) is exactly what I'm looking for, but I'd like a more extensive list. I want the unicode symbols to be in unicode symbols, and 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 to make latex recognize tick and cross symbols

I'm looking for a way of making latex recognize the tick and cross symbols as apposed to having to use commands in latex code to make these symbols. Is there anything you can add in the preamble that ...
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How to write infix macro/newcommand?

Is it possible to write a new command/macro in infix syntax instead of prefix syntax; especially I'd like to have this for $\frac{a}{b}$. I use LuaLaTeX and with \newunicodechar{‾}{\overline} I can ...
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my french é is being shown as a weird Ãl’

I'm writing a Dutch / French document, so I defined \usepackage[dutch,french,british]{babel} in my headers, but my french é is being shown as a weird Ãl’. I tried changing the encoding in ...
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Typesetting modifier letter U+02ED

I'm creating an article on Ancient Greek pronunciation with IPA transcription in TeXworks. Ancient Greek distinguishes voiceless unaspirated, aspirated, and voiced stops, and I would like to ...
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\usepackage[utf8]{vietnam} leads to error: Argument of \UTFviii@three@octets has an extra }

I have a problem with \usepackage[UTF8]{vietnam}. \documentclass[clock,fragile]{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,amsfonts, mathrsfs,bm,mathpazo} %\usepackage{amsfonts,fouriernc} ...
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WriteLatex utf-8 ģ symbol problem

I need to use ģ symbol in my presentation. This symbol has 0123 utf-8 code. But when I am typing it in writeLatex it compiles with error: Package ucs Error: Unknown Unicode character 291 = U+0123, ...