Recently I added a name in my bibliography file with the letter É. When I tried to compile, Texstudio gave me the following code:

Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:É. not set up for use with LaTeX N.~Nisan, T.~Roughgarden, É.

My first step was to change the letter to E in the bibliography file (Jabref) but the error did not go away. Even after deleting the complete entry from the bibliography I still get the same error.

My Latex document contains the following bibliography formatting:

\usepackage[comma, sort&compress]{natbib} % Use the natbib reference package - read up on this to edit the reference style; if you want text (e.g. Smith et al., 2012) for the in-text references (instead of numbers), remove 'numbers' which was after square 

%Underneath should help with citing an article's title....


In what way can I get rid of the error message?


I found out that the file main.bbl (my main latex file is main.tex) still contained the bibliography entry that gave the error. When I deleted the entry from that file everything was able to compile again.

This solves my question.

closed as off-topic by cfr, Ian Thompson, percusse, jub0bs, Jesse Jun 15 '14 at 22:24

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  • possible duplicate of Strange persisting error, even after removing the code. – cfr Jun 15 '14 at 21:44
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    Please, add a minimal working example (MWE) showing the problem; in particular the bibliographic entry that causes the problem. – egreg Jun 15 '14 at 21:49
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a user-specific file issue that is resolved by creating the .bbl file again. – percusse Jun 15 '14 at 22:16
  • Compiling with biblatex+biber would allow any unicode character… – Bernard Jun 15 '14 at 22:53