# Question marks instead of cyrillic on Mac

I need to include one sentence in Russian to an English-only document. I use TexShop on MacOS.

I do have the following commands in my document:

\usepackage[T2A,T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[russian,english]{babel}


But I still get question marks instead of cyrillic symbols. What am I doing wrong?

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Can you add a piece of document code that shows the issue? – egreg Sep 10 '15 at 21:49
• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. A suggestion: Do us a favour and change your username to something more telling than "user1234". – Martin Schröder Sep 10 '15 at 21:57
• Btw: It's 2015 and we have two TeX-engines capable of handling Unicode and OpenType fonts (LuaTeX and XeTeX). Use one of them. – Martin Schröder Sep 10 '15 at 21:59
• @MartinSchröder the vast majority of tex use (and almost all journal submission requirements) use pdftex, while a suggestion to try xe/lua tex might be good, The suggestion in your comment that it is wrong or outdated to be using tex seems very misplaced. – David Carlisle Sep 10 '15 at 22:05