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Why use both fontenc and inputenc in the same document? [duplicate]

What's the point of using both fontenc and inputenc in the same preamble? Why would anyone want to specify an input encoding (with inputenc) and an output encoding (with fontenc) that don't coincide? ...
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How do I type ® under mathpazo? [duplicate]

\documentclass[letterpaper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[sc,osf]{mathpazo} \begin{document} How do I type ® under mathpazo? \end{document} This piece of code interprets I ...
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Suggest a “nice” font family for my basic LaTeX template (text and math)

My goal is to choose a "nice" font family (serif, sans serif, monospace, and "math") for my basic LaTeX template. I know the default setting (Computer Modern's family) is a very good choice. However, ...
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Why should I use \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}?

As a native English speaker, I've mostly been allowed the luxury of pretending that ASCII is enough, and have been able to treat font encodings as not my problem. I've seen lots of advice that I ought ...
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Glossary of TeX and LaTeX terms

This is not about glossary package. :-) I was wondering whether there is a list of common terms you come across as a not-so-advanced user, defined already. Currently what we have are many books ...
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Is there any reason to use inputenc?

My LaTeX text editor is GNU Emacs 25.1.1, which encodes text files in UTF-8. Is there any reason to specify \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} in the preamble? Even if I migrate to a different computer ...
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How to type French character in LaTeX

I would like to insert "ç". Tried including \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}, and type \c {c} , but doesn't work.
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Do I need fontenc and inputenc

My question feels like a duplicate of: fontenc vs inputenc, but in that question the OP uses German and non-ascii characters. I speak and write in English exclusively. My keyboard is the standard en-...
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Why does inputenc abandon so quickly under “utf8 based engines”?

Why do I need to do the extra work starting with \ifdefined in order to get my French guillemets correct in the pdf output, when using xelatex with a source specifying the use of T1-encoded fonts ? \...
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How do fonts work in LaTeX?

How do fonts work in LaTeX? When I write the command: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} I'm specifying how the computer will read my keyboard inputs, right? Now, the command: \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} is ...
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Automatically change é to \'e – most convenient setup for accented letters?

I assume this is really basic question, I'm new to LaTeX, I read a first step tutorial to get ready to write some documents but I couldn't answer my own question at this time and I really don't know ...
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Serbian Cyrillic using LuaTeX and XeTeX

This question is directly inspired by Martin Schroder's answer to this question. Namely, I am wondering how would one use LuaTeX or XeTeX to produce Serbian (little bit different than Russian) ...
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Why words with accented characters can't be automatic hyphenated with the default OT1 enconding?

I was reading the first answer to this question: Why should I use \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}? [...] the default font encoding (OT1) of TeX is 7-bit and uses fonts that have 128 glyphs, and so do ...
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Anti aliasing from latex to pdf

When rendered the text in my pdf is not anti alised. Anyone knows how to do this? The following example shows my text output compared with output from google docs pdf Is it even possible with ...
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Font encoding in LaTeX

I've been using LaTeX for a while and I've read a lot of discussion about fonts encodings. Some suggest to use T1 fonts adding \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}, other suggest to add nothing, other suggest to ...

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