Good morning everybody,

I've used the following file serveral times to create letters. I've never had any issues. But now, out of the sudden, I am getting the following error for each German letter (ä, ö, ü, ß):

! Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:äch not set up for use with LaTeX

I am using G-Brief to create the letter. There is the code:


\Name                {Musterman}
\Strasse             {Musterweg 100}
\Zusatz              {}
\RetourAdresse       {}
\Ort                 {66666 Musterhausen}
\Land                {}

\Telefon             {0180/666666}
\Telefax             {}
\Telex               {}
\HTTP                {}
\EMail                           {}

\Bank                {Muster Bank}
\BLZ                 {666666}
\Konto               {666666}

\Unterschrift        {Hans Mustermann}

\Postvermerk         {}
\Adresse             {Musteradressat\\
                                            Muster-Postfach 6666\\
                      66666 Musterhausen

\Betreff             {Musterbetref}

\Datum               {\today}
\IhrZeichen          {}
\IhrSchreiben        {}
\MeinZeichen         {}

\Anrede              {Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,}
\Gruss               {Mit freundlichen Grüßen}{1cm}

\Anlagen             {}
\Verteiler           {}

Hier steht nur Quatsch. Ganz oft benutze ich ein ö oder ä. ß nicht so häufig. Nur wenn ich über Fußball schreibe. Dann bäuchte ich aber kein ü. 


Maybe there is something wrong in the settings of Texnic Center? It's been working all the time up to now. I have no clue why. Hopefully you can help me.

  • it looks like that your TeXniccenter doesn't save the source file in utf encoding. Have a look into the configuration of the editor – user2478 Jun 4 '16 at 8:26
  • No. How can I do this? – Peter Jun 4 '16 at 8:31
  • The file must be stored in a 1-byte encoding so you need to change the option to (most likely) \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} or (better) save the file in UTF-8, also the form of the error message suggests that you have an older latex release so you could update latex (although that would not help this issue) – David Carlisle Jun 4 '16 at 9:47

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