# Umlaute with biblatex not displayed

I have the following Bibtex source:

  @Book{sarndal_estimation_2005,
Title                    = {Estimation in {Surveys} with {Nonresponse}},
Author                   = {S{\"a}rndal, Carl-Erik and Lundstr{\"o}m, Sixten},
Publisher                = {Wiley},
Year                     = {2005},



I use the following Latex preamble

\usepackage[backend=biber, style=apa, sorting=nyt, sortcites=true]{biblatex}


However the umlaute in the author names are simply omitted despite the correct representation in bibtex code. Do I need to enter them differently for biblatex?

• Do you have both \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} and \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}? Or neither. Jun 14, 2016 at 12:08
• I think I have neither Jun 14, 2016 at 12:09
• I added them, the umlaute are there now. But the font is changed and looks strange. Jun 14, 2016 at 12:11
• Please, make a minimal example that shows failure. Jun 14, 2016 at 12:15

The following example (with example.bib being your provided bib example) should do the trick:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[backend=biber, style=apa, sorting=nyt, sortcites=true]{biblatex}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}

When using T1 as input encoding, lmodern gives you access to the Latin Modern font family, which prevents the "strange look", cf. also: https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/44701/99345