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I'm trying to compile a latex file from coq on Mac and get the following error:

File utf8x.def not found.

Where can I find utf8x.def?

Most of the other answers pertain to ubuntu and don't work on mac.

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    No TeX Live installation on Mac OS that I know of puts files in /usr/share, so your question is ill-posed. – egreg Aug 25 '17 at 16:45
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If you installed BasicTeX or a manual install on Linux, you can use tlmgr and run sudo tlmgr install ucs which installs the ucs package which includes utf8x.

If you installed with apt-get on linux, use sudo apt-get install texlive-latex-extra

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    You already gave this answer here: tex.stackexchange.com/a/387532/124577 – TeXnician Aug 25 '17 at 16:34
  • If one installs MacTeX, there is no need to add ucs, because it's already included. – egreg Aug 25 '17 at 16:43
  • @egreg True, I've updated to say BasicTeX (the smaller version of MacTeX) which is what I installed. – Loren Aug 26 '17 at 16:15
  • @TeXnician My other similar answer tex.stackexchange.com/questions/43779/… was deleted as an improper answer because the question was ubuntu related. They recommended I post I new Mac specific question. I was worried they would also delete my answer on the post you cited since it gave a mac answer to an ubuntu question. Thus, I created a new mac specific question as an attempt at doing the right thing, though it still seems to be wrong to people and a duplicated of the ubuntu question... – Loren Aug 26 '17 at 16:18

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