{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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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 ...
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Non-ASCII characters in Biblatex

I am using biblatex with backend=biber and the following .bib file: @article{concellon_synthesis_2006, title = {Synthesis of Enantiopure ({αS,βS)-} or ({αR,βS)-β-Amino} Alcohols by Complete ...
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error using special characters in in biblatex with LuaLaTeX

I am using LuaLaTeX and biblatex which the biblatex manual says should be able to compile utf. At the bottom of this message is a minimal non-working example. In the final PDF it just deletes all the ...
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Unicode in the equations: pros and cons

Is there any pros and cons for using of Unicode (and vice versa) in LaTeX equations? Consider two examples: \lim_{h→0}∫_{x_0}^{x_0 + h}\frac{f(t)}{h} = f(x_0) x_0 ⇔ ∀ 𝜀 > 0, ∃ 𝛿 > ...
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representing literal characters in a \newcommand or \def

Consider this short LaTeX document: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[russian]{babel} \def\name{...} \begin{document} Hello: \name ...
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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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Remapping LaTeX symbol to another unicode value

When compiling the following piece of LaTeX code, the ∖ symbol does not show up. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont{Latin Modern Roman} \setmathfont{Latin Modern Math} ...
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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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How can I enable non-standard characters such as blanks or german Umlaute (ä,ö,ü) for hyperref labels?

I am trying to write a small package that (as a minor sub-feature) incorporates some usage of hyperref to get internal cross-references. To be precise, I want to do provide functionality like the ...
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utf8 math characters from source code file with minted in XeLaTeX

I want XeLaTeX/minted to display all my mathematical characters from my .java source file. More detailed: I file my programming homework in PDF documents in my university. I have been using LaTeX and ...
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Č doesn't sort in bibliography correctly but {\v C} does

I have an example here of an article document using pdflatex, bibtex, and natbib, where the Č character for Čermak isn't sorted in the bibliography correctly. I don't understand why not. Both files ...
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odd displays of accentuated characters in lstlisting environment

when i try to write accentuated characters (éà...) in a lstlisting environment, hence : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{xcolor} ...
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Using another font for a glyph that is not available in the current font

I want to declare more than one font so XeTeX can use other fonts when first font did not have a specific glyph. How can I do that? In windows when the current font does not have a glyph, other font ...
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Unicode characters do not appear in IEEE style bibliography

I cannot get Unicode characters to appear in the IEEE style bibliography with biblatex and biber. Shown below are minimal working examples. \documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran} \usepackage[style=ieee, ...
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Mapping from Unicode character to LaTeX-Symbol for BibTeX?

I'm writing a little BibTeX exporter for the publication database of my institute. We do have a lot of authors with all kind of weird characters in their names, which get the "WTF is ...
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BibTeX error “inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8: not set up for use with LaTeX” [closed]

So I am trying to get BibTex to work and I run into the above error: . After a quick search in here I found that it is a problem with extra space in the BibTex file that could be solved by adding the ...
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Prevent LuaLaTeX from splitting umlauts

Here's a minimal example: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{fontspec}\setmainfont{Cambria} \begin{document}aöz\end{document} Compiling this into a PDF using lualatex and extracting the text using ...
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How to map unicode characters to math symbols?

I have documentation with some mathematics, that I want to convert via LaTeX, but I'd also like to keep it as much readable in source as possible (as it's more for me than anybody else). Since I can ...
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Special characters stopped appearing in text

I have a unicode text (XeLaTeX) in which I use vowels with umlaut, like ü and ö, which worked but suddenly stoped working. These give an error message: ! Package inputenc Error: Keyboard character ...
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'Not element of' in Latin Modern

In the following example, the ∉ symbol does not look good. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{unicode-math} \setmainfont{Latin Modern Roman} \setmathfont{Latin Modern Math} \begin{document} This ...
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How to get devanagari numerals in latex or xetex

How to get devanagari numerals in xetex or latex - especially in enumerate environment? I can use unicode to write devanagari text but I am unable to get devenagari numerals in section numbers, ...
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Unicode characters in pdflatex output using hexcode without UTF-8 input

I want to use Unicode characters (for Korean language, i.e. Hangul: U+AC00 - U+D7A3; maybe also U+1100 - U+11FF) in the output of latex(/pdflatex) while the LaTeX source file should be coded in 7 bit ...
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Remove all Russian symbols from a PDF under Windows

I have a very weird task. There is a compiled PDF document with guidelines on a mathematical subject. It is in Russian, hence it contains a lot of Russian symbols in plain text and a lot of ...
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The 'listings' package and UTF-8

Please, do you know if there's any possibility how to use the listings package together with XeLaTeX? I have to use XelaTeX and therefore I have UTF-8 encoded files. This is not compatible with ...
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What is the state of support for (Unicode) Indic scripts in Context?

I have used XeTeX for typesetting a book using Unicode Malayalam. It is working perfectly and the production is fine. Reading about ConteXt, I learn it is more suitable and flexible for book ...
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Emoji Characters

I'm trying to display Emoji Characters inside my XeLaTeX Document. It seems to work for some glyphs like the numbers and pound sign but not for all. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} ...
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miktex, ucs, uni-global.def and empty unicode directory

I'm trying to compile a cv with LaTeX and the europecv class. Compilation fails because a file named uni-global.def is missing. After a Google search, I found that file should be into the ...
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Indic special characters on XeLaTeX

I am using XeLaTeX (XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.4-0.9998 on TeX Live 2012/W32TeX). There are some special Indic unicode characters which XeLaTeX does not seem to support. I am trying to produce ...