# Accents generate errors with moderncv class [closed]

When using accented characters (e.g. ë) I get the following error:

Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:ële not set up for use with LaTeX.


A minimal working example is given below.

To the best of my knowledge my .tex file is UTF-8 encoded (I'm using TextMate on OS X and the file command also says it's an UTF-8 file).

If I comment out the \moderncvstyle{casual} command, a PDF is generated without errors, but a blank space is printed instead of the ë character.

Any suggestions on how to solve this?

% minimal working example

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,sans]{moderncv}

\moderncvstyle{casual}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[dutch]{babel}

\name{Richard}{Kranendonk}
\title{Curriculum Vitae}
\phone[mobile]{01~234~567~89}
\email{myemail@isp.com}
\homepage{http://www.doesnotexist.com}
\photo[64pt][0.4pt]{Pasfoto_160x213}
\quote{Januari 2014}

\begin{document}

\cventry{1999}{Presentatie vaardigheden, Commerciële vaardigheden, Onderhandelen, Conflicthantering}{Kenneth Smit Communicatie Trainingen}{}{}{}

\end{document}


## closed as unclear what you're asking by egreg, user31729, user13907, Andrew, JesseJul 16 '15 at 11:51

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• I get no errors. Are you sure that your file is UTF-8 encoded? – karlkoeller Feb 9 '14 at 15:05
• I get the error precisely if I encode the file in Latin-1. Save it as UTF-8, or use the latin1 option for inputenc – egreg Feb 9 '14 at 17:01
• Strange. Just to be sure I did a 'Save as..' with encoding set to UTF-8 in TextMate 2.0, still get the errors. I'll check if this is a known issue in TextMate. – Richard Kranendonk Feb 10 '14 at 10:00
• Are you able to report any news? – Johannes_B Jun 14 '15 at 19:58

\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}           % works on iMac