I am trying to use Tufte-Latex class, but it seems that it is not possible to write in French even if I use \usepackage[frenchb]{babel}. How could I do it? Thanks.

  • what do you mean not possible? please post a complete small example that does something wrong – David Carlisle Jun 19 '16 at 20:33
  • I mean that the compilation does not recognize the french accents. For instance, I obtain: LE DÃL'JEUNER instead of LE DÉJEUNER. – domi Jun 19 '16 at 21:18
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    That means you have not specified the correct encoding (which is a core latex feature not a feature of the documentclass) \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc] most likely – David Carlisle Jun 19 '16 at 21:24

If the file is UTF-8 encoded, you needed, on old LaTeX Releases,


this is unrelated to the document class in use.

In LaTeX Releases from 2018 on, UTF-8 is the default encoding.

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