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{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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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} ...
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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 [closed]

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} ...
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Use of unicode-math results in “unprintable” PDF

In the following example, if I uncomment the inclusion of unicode-math, I still get an PDF that shows up fine in my PDF Viewer (Evince), but none of the equation shows up in print. Why is that? ...
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unicode-math and tex4ht with utf-8 input

I have a document which I'm compiling to PDF using LuaTeX, and I want to create an HTML version from the same sources. The text is german with umlauts, and for convenience I'm using some unicode-math ...
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How to create the character Д for math mode? [duplicate]

In my research I'm using results of the paper Vinogradov A. M., - The logic algebra for the theory of linear differential operators, - Soviet Math. Dokl., 13 (1972), 1058-1062. The paper uses the ...
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How can I use unusual non-English characters individually?

I would like to user very unusual characters and after some research I still have no idea how it is done. I want, for example the write the word Shīʿah, as in Shīʿah Islam in my dissertation (Note ...
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How to produce ũ in my bibliography

I am trying to produce Dũng as a name in my bib. I do use \~u for this. I am loading inputenc with the utf8 option. the final result is "Dng (2012)" in the text and "Dng, N. V. (2012)." in my Bib. ...
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error on generating pdf by Latex with CJK support

After adding unicode characters to \title{} micro: \title{标题} the following error occurs when running make all-pdf with a .tex file: Writing index file mybook.idx No file mybook.aux. ...
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Seqsplit problems with UTF8

I'm using seqsplit to split long words within cells of a longtable. I'm using utf8x and ucs packages too. I'm generating PDFs out of those .tex files. When words have UTF-8 characters, the first one ...
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Can't Use 'ŋ' In My LaTeX Document

I am creating a textbook for a constructed language of mine. It's alphabet contains the letter 'ŋ', which LaTeX does not seem to like. For example: \ae{}r\ng{} & past participle & He had ...
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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 ...
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Problem after copying text: inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:‭ not set up for use with LaTeX

I have a LaTeX document, that can be compiled without any problems, but after copying some text into the document, I'm getting a huge amount of errors that say: ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode ...
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How to get UTF-8 output with tex4ht under MikTeX 2.9? (`Illegal storage address` error)

Compiling this MWE (mwe.tex) \documentclass{article} \usepackage[greek,italian]{babel} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \begin{document} \latintext chars with àccéènts greek chars \greektext ασδφγη ...
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Declare additional Unicode characters in verbatim environments in a Pandoc-generated file

I generate a PDF document via LaTeX with Pandoc. I want to use some additional characters in verbatim environments that are not available by default. Here's a sample input: Math: $\downarrow$ ...
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Are true glyphs used for accented characters, when input as escaped codes?

I know that in the early days of TeX, some characters outside the standard ascii where typeset by quite dirty hacks. For example, in my language (Polish), we have an "a with a downward hook" (ą) and ...
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Sage + Latex - How to change a font for axes label? [closed]

I use Sage and LaTeX and when I do this: \begin{sagesilent} p2 = list_plot(zip(H, f(5)), True, color='blue', axes_labels=[u'$H,$ км',u'$\mu, c$']) p2.fontsize(14) \end{sagesilent} and run sage ...
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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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“č” character in the word “Koláč” is not output

I am having problems with the "č" character in the word "Koláč" when typesetting cooking recipes. I am using XeTeX right now. Here is my MWE: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman?

Which Unicode fonts are available with grades/optical sizes comparable to Donald Knuth's awesome eight grades in Computer Modern Roman? It would be great to get at least 3 options! This question is ...
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LaTeX-Font with all UTF8 symbols defined

I'm writing a program in Java which generates a PDF for something using LaTeX. In this PDF I have to include arbitrary Unicode Characters which I get from a File. ...
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How can I make German characters from \input file display correctly?

I'm working with a Rnw file in RStudio and knitr. Everything works correctly so far, but I stumbled upon a problem when I included a chapter to the report that is written in German. I wrote the ...
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How can I 'compile' LaTeX snippets to (unicode) plain text?

I have a bunch of LaTeX snippets which I'd like to convert, as faithfully as possible, to Unicode strings. (In fact, these are title of papers from a bibliographic database, which I'd like to use as ...
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How to use a ballot character instead of a bullet? [duplicate]

I want to use the ballot box character instead of a bullet in an itemize environment. How many wives did Henry VIII had? ☐ 3 ☐ 6 ☐ 8
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using CJK text inside mecard produces errors

I am trying to use \psbarcode to generate a MECARD QR code with CJK characters in the name field. tex: \documentclass[12pt]{memoir} \usepackage{CJKutf8} \usepackage{pstricks} ...