So I am attempting to write a document in Estonian language. Currently what I do to get characters like Ä appear at all, is use this syntax:


But I am going to write a lot of text that is going to use many characters with dots and other kinds of symbols on top of the characters.

How can I use these characters on the whole document without writing this kind of syntax on every Estonian character?

  • I am using TexMaker to write my document. Looking around it's settings it seems that it allready has LuaLaTeX and XeLaTeX in it. But how do I make it the default for the whole document?
    – inimene
    Oct 18, 2014 at 12:30
  • You don't need xelatex or lualatex to be able to handle input like "Äöü". They work with pdflatex too. Simply add \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} (assuming that your file is utf8 encoded). Oct 18, 2014 at 12:42
  • Could you add this as an answer? Got the problem solved thanks to you!
    – inimene
    Oct 18, 2014 at 12:45


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