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I don't know how to use Unicode.

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Or, more simply, (all modern editors can handle utf8):

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
…
\begin{document}
…
Urs Hölzle is a computer scientist.
…

Same typing for the .bib file if you use biblatex+biber

author={Urs Hölzle}
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In BiBTeX:

author = {H{\"o}lzle, Urs}

This will enable BiBTeX to do proper name sorting.

In LaTeX:

Urs H\"olzle is a computer scientist.

In a LaTeX document both H\"{o}lzle and H\"olzle are completely equivalent. Do not use the BibTeX specific H{\"o}lzle in the document (it may display right but it isn't very proper LaTeX).

  • No, in BibTeX it should be H{\"o}lzle – egreg May 24 '16 at 23:26
  • This is not expected answer, OP expect solution with unicode. – Zarko May 24 '16 at 23:48
  • What's the difference between H\"{o}lzle, H{\"o}lzle and H\"olzle? I'm going to take a guess: In BiBTeX one should use {\"o} so that bibtex knows it is a single char that shouldn't be changed. In LaTeX all three are the same (they look the same in my test, at least) but H\"olzle has the benefit of being less typing. Am I close? – TomOnTime May 25 '16 at 13:18
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    In a LaTeX document, typing H\"{o}lzle or H\"olzle is completely equivalent. Avoid the BibTeX specific H{\"o}lzle in the document; in the .bib file it should be like this or you may have problems with name sorting. – egreg May 25 '16 at 13:22

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