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How to write the following word in tex: "Œuvres"

I don't even know what word (language) is that. But I need to write in the bibliography a text typed in .tex

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    It's in french. Either you have it directly from the keyboard and type it with utf8 input encoding, or you type {\OE}. – Bernard Oct 27 '19 at 22:45
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    You have "written" it in your question, twice. What's to stop you writing it the same way in your document? – theonlygusti Oct 28 '19 at 9:27
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    @OrangeDog Certainly not acceptable in French: oe and œ don’t represent the same sounds. – Thérèse Oct 28 '19 at 12:18
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    @paul23 it's also an English word. The question says they don't know which language they're in. – OrangeDog Oct 28 '19 at 13:57
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    @OrangeDog not really. The point of a bibliography is to allow someone to find the reference. In the age of Google it doesn't matter so much, but in the old days a corrected spelling might have made it not come up in a catalog search, so the tradition is for bibliography entries to match precisely the spelling of the original, without any corrections or substitutions. – Nathaniel Oct 28 '19 at 16:53
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Œuvres is french and means "work" (as in "work of art"), you can input it directly or with the \OE:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\begin{document}
\OE uvres Œuvres
\end{document}

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    I see. You are showing that Œuvres works. ;-) – user194703 Oct 27 '19 at 23:42
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    @Manoel Sorry if you already know this: You can also use Unicode and your system fonts, rather than legacy 8-bit fonts, by replacing \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} with \usepackage{fontspec}. This requires LuaLaTeX or XeLaTeX. – Davislor Oct 28 '19 at 4:20
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    To clarify, œuvre is a noun, so it's work as in work of art. – isanae Oct 28 '19 at 8:23
  • @isanae yes good suggestion, I added it. – Ulrike Fischer Oct 28 '19 at 11:56
  • It's also an English word, usually spelled oeuvre. – OrangeDog Oct 28 '19 at 12:14

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