I have a document written in Russian. When I compile the document, the table of contents in the document itself is okay, but the cyrillic characters in the bookmarks are not properly encoded (Okular).

broken table of contents

If I export a document from Libre Office, everything is okay:

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    Welcome to TeX.SX. I guess you are using pdfTeX? You would have more luck with a unicode engine like XeTeX or LuaTeX.
    – Johannes_B
    Jan 12, 2019 at 7:12
  • If you load hyperref try adding the option pdfencoding=auto.
    – TeXnician
    Jan 12, 2019 at 7:30
  • The unicode option for hyperref makes bookmarks to be encoded correctly. Jan 12, 2019 at 8:30
  • I'm using LuaLatex engine. Jan 12, 2019 at 9:36
  • @SergeiGolovan the unicode argument doesn't help. @TeXnician pdfencoding=auto helps me, thanks a lot! Jan 12, 2019 at 9:54

1 Answer 1


Pass hyperref the unicode option:


\setmainfont{Old Standard} % any font that supports Cyrillic









What I see with Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Using bookmark is recommended, but not mandatory.

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