# How to import a txt full of symbols into LaTeX

I have a txt file that I want to import it into LaTeX. How can I import the txt file without changing its format? In particular, the txt doc has a lot of symbols (it is the output of other programs), so LaTeX must ignore those symbols..is there any way to do this?

psd: My current solution is to convert txt to pdf, and then to import the Pdf into the LaTeX.

• Welcome to TeX.SX! What do you mean with txt file? Is it a .doc file or a .txt file? – azetina Dec 30 '13 at 17:20
• Have you heard of XeLaTeX? It's a unicode-based variant of LaTeX and with the unicode-math package you can input most things directly as Unicode. It could be of helo for you ;) – yo' Dec 30 '13 at 17:21
• cool, I will check XeLaTex, I am currently using pdfLaTex... I meant a .txt – user43384 Dec 30 '13 at 17:23
• Take in mind that LaTeX usually works with ASCII code and if you use symbols that are not included, then you must use the packages inputenx (instead inputenc) for LaTeX editor can read your symbols. And also the package fontenc for produce the document with the right symbols according to your codification. Or as @tohecz suggested, use XeLaTeX. In any case be careful to ensure you editor recognize well your native codification for avoid problems. – Aradnix Dec 31 '13 at 2:01

No problem with a modern engine like XeLaTeX or LuaLaTeX and a font containing the glyphs.

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname-Symbols.txt}
ä %00e4
ú %00fa
ẞ %1e9e
∋ %220b
ʤ %02a4
∏ %220f
ϗ %03d7
א %05d0
ᾧ %1fa7
⓴ %24f4
☙ %2619
\end{filecontents}
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\usepackage{libertine}
\begin{document}
Some normal text, let's input the Symbols

\verb!\input{\jobname-Symbols.txt}!

\input{\jobname-Symbols.txt}
\end{document}