{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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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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How can I tell LaTeX that an \input file is in a different encoding from inputenc?

I'm currently writing a .tex report with my wife. She's on a Windows machine and I'm running Linux over here; we've decided to encode our report in ISO-8859-1 (i.e., we use ...
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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 to work with two encodings?

I'll try to explain my problem here. I know that there are many posts dealing with this but I'm still confused. We have many files from different machines with different systems. The important is: ...
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utf8 or latin1 encoding - german

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} or \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} I write in german if that matters. pro and contra?
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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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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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How can I get utf8 character

I want to make cross references for sections to be symbols but after using the description given I got error report saying keyboard character used is undefined in inputencoding 'utf8'. What might be ...
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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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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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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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Greek pdf bookmarks

I am puzzled with sections titled with Greek characters. They do appear in the pdf's Content list, though not correctly. For example, in my thesis--written in English with LyX, based on the ...
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unicode \begin{verbatim} with cmtt?

A lot of leading-edge programming languages (like Coq and Agda) allow nearly unrestricted use of unicode symbols in program text, so you can have math characters like $\otimes$ (Unicode U+2A02) as ...
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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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Babel not working on OS X? [closed]

I'm using a MacBook Air, with OS X, and I have great difficulties in using Latex in my native language (serbian). If I use the standard babel package in TexShop: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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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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“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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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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Entering unicode math symbols into LaTeX, direct from keyboard, on a Mac

I would like my LaTeX files to contain Unicode characters. For instance, I want to see ∃x.x ⟶ β in my text editor, rather than \exists x\ldotp x\longrightarrow\beta Also, I would like to ...
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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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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} ...
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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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“inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8” error while trying to write a degree symbol (invisible character)

No matter how I try to do it I always get the following error : ! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:­ not set up for use with LaTeX. I have tried using ­­­$^{\circ}$, \deg, \textdegree, ...
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How set hyphen (divis) to specific unicode char [duplicate]

I need a specific divis / hyphen character or more than one randomly show This code is not working at the present. Does anyone have any suggestions? \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{blindtext} ...
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unicode char causing troubles within subfiles [duplicate]

I have an issue that only happens when I try to sepparate my latex code in many subfiles. If I let all the "special characters" in the main file, there's no problem, but if I move them to a subfile ...
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How do I type a Chinese dash in XeLaTex

How do I write a Chinese dash, a two-fullwidth-character long dash? 「——」 looks ugly typset with XeLaTex and the font that I am using (The two parts are not connected and there is a gap in the ...
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Error while printing chinese character

I am printing a document with Chinese and getting some errors. Below is a MWE with the character causing problems. \documentclass[11pt,table,a5paper]{article} \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc} ...
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Error with ASCII characters [closed]

I have an apostrophe as in educator's, which is displayed as eductaor's and prevents TeX from generating a pdf. I have used this as well: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} how can I fix that? ...
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getting rid of unicode character 200F

I typeset Arabic text with LuaLaTeX and recognised that quite often a character occurs in the resulting pdf that is invisible in the sourcetext -- it is unicode character 200f: the right-to-left mark. ...
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How to typeset Tibetan in XeLatex with correct linebreaks?

I am trying to typeset Tibetan language in a document, but the text does not wrap at the margin. I think this could be easily fixed if I tell XeLaTeX to recognise the Tibetan tsheg character ('TIBETAN ...
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Using Greek letters in LaTeX tables

I have the following Rnw document which I intend should produce a small table with "a b c" and "α β γ". At the moment, the encoding seems to be causing problems. The funny thing is that the output in ...
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verbments (listings alternative) and UTF-8

This is a follow-up question to UTF8 for listings With these MWE I will not see the german umlauts in the resulted pdf (XeLaTeX was used): \documentclass{article} \usepackage{verbments} ...
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Syriac Abbreviation Mark

I'm trying to implement in XeLaTeX the Syriac Abbreviation Mark (see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syriac_Abbreviation_Mark). The code I came up with is the following: \catcode`^^^^070f=13 ...
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bookmarks: diacritics, umlauts and special characters [closed]

Why are the bookmarks in my pdf documents (created by LuaLaTeX) not correct? E.g., I get Faḫr al-DÄ«n al-RĆzÄ« instead of Faḫr al-Dīn al-Rāzī. In general diacritics, umlauts and special characters ...
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Is there a way to insert arbitrary RTF in latex2rtf output?

I want to insert the Han ideograph 命 in my LaTeX PDF and my RTF output. I can't figure an easy way to this. So for the PDF I am going to be inserting a PDF file that includes the 命. For the RTF file I ...
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How to include the € symbol? [duplicate]

In my *.cls class file I loaded \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} (does the order of the two matter?) and get the following error message: Command \texteuro unavailable in ...
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hyphenation and utf8

from Tex FAQ - hyphenation I see that trying to help Latex in correctly hyphenating words won't work when the utf8 encoding is used. Is there a work around?
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Enter single unicode code point in (dvi)latex and latin1 input

For various reasons, I'm stuck with (dvi)latex and inputencoding latin1. I still want to enter unicode codepoints (I have the hex/decimal numbers ready). I have seen ...
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! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:äöü not set up for use with Latex — is my latex broken [duplicate]

When trying to compile the following document with xelatex: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[german]{babel} \begin{document} äöüÄÖÜ ...
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Unicode char \u8:动 not set up for use with LaTeX [duplicate]

I m generating one chinese report and getting following error. Unicode char \u8:动 not set up for use with LaTeX. i m using including following packages. \usepackage[LGRx,T1]{fontenc} ...
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Fix nested section numbers in RTL languages with polyglossia.

The third subsection in the second subsection of the first section should be numbered 1.2.3. This holds also for RTL languages, since numbers, including Dewey numbering is still LTR even in an RTL ...