# [OS X TeX] Encodings

delanoy at math.univ-lyon1.fr delanoy at math.univ-lyon1.fr
Wed Jul 27 15:51:36 CEST 2005

      Hello all,

when writing Greek characters in LaTeX I would like the luxury to be able
to write
Greek characters directly in the source file, (that is, I want to write
"here is some greek text : ??? ???" instead of
"here is some greek text \textgreek{\bla\lambda\alpha \bla\lambda\alpha}" in
the .tex file). The "not so Short Introduction to LaTeX" probably
contains the answer to this, but I must confess that I did not understand
all of it.
The following source file :
###########################################
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{ucs}
\usepackage[applemac] {inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[french,greek]{babel}
\begin{document}

here is some Greek text :  ??? ??? ???

\end{document}
###########################################

makes LaTeX interpret the english characters as Greek characters
and the Greek characters as semi-colons : all wrong ! If I change "applemac"
to "utf-8" the output remains the same. What small change must I make
to have this bilingual source file correctly interpreted by LaTeX ?

Ewan

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