Ok, this is the preamble of my .tex file, that I'm compiling with Texmaker 4.4.1 32bits under Windows 8:


smfbook is quite standard for maths in France (I'm by the way writing in French, as the included packages may let you guess) and


allows roughly (won't go into the details) to be able to type characters such as é in my .tex file, which will appear as é in my output .pdf file. And that's nice.

Now I remember that under mac there was a way (thanks to an autocomplete.plist file) to be able to type é, and to see \'e appear in the tex file. (I need this for editorial reasons independent of me, and it is not negociable.) Is it still possible ? If so, I would be able to achieve the same functionality under windows and with Texmaker (I don't want to change editor) because I am not under Mac anymore. Other constrain: as of now, thanks to

%\usepackage[mac]{inputenc} % mac
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % win

and a comment switch, if needed, I can compile my .tex under Mac (where I'm using TeXshop only) and it perfectly works. I would also like the solution to preserve this behaviour.

  • The tags mays be off, or maybe I missed the right tag, feel free to edit them if it is the case.
    – Olorin
    Jan 19, 2015 at 13:02
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    Do you want to type édirectly from keyboard and the editor convert it to \'e? If yes, I know that Winedt can do this. Something related to translation active strings.
    – Sigur
    Jan 19, 2015 at 13:06
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    If you've set all your documents to utf8 they will work with é in your documents (hello from a Swiss guy working on Linux and Mac). There's really no need to have \'e in your documents anymore...
    – Habi
    Jan 19, 2015 at 13:41
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    This looks like an editor feature request as it stands. As already commented, WinEdt does have this 'built in' while some other editors may feature it. However, it's hard to imagine it's general, particularly with a move toward UTF-8 input all-round.
    – Joseph Wright
    Jan 19, 2015 at 14:27
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is essentially a feature request for Texmaker. Sep 3, 2016 at 21:11


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