[OS X TeX] Encodings

Johan Almqvist johan at almqvist.net
Wed Jul 27 16:30:40 CEST 2005


On Jul 27, 2005, at 15:51, delanoy at math.univ-lyon1.fr wrote:

>
>       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}
> ###########################################

Try this file:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{ucs}
\usepackage[utf8] {inputenc}
%%\usepackage[T1]{fontenc} -- why would you want this? just makes for  
ugly pdf's
\usepackage[greek,french]{babel} %% note that the last langauge  
listed is the document default
\begin{document}

Voici un texte en grec:  \selectlanguage{greek} αζξρσς  
\selectlanguage{french} Et c'est reparti!
%% note that LaTeX/Babel tries to think for you, so you don't need to  
insert spaces before punctuation even though you're writing in french
%% Comapre to this:

Voici un texte en grec :

\end{document}

and save it as UTF-8 (no BOM, if you're usning TextWrangler/BBEdit) -  
that compiles fine with pdflatex for me...

-Johan
-- 
Johan Almqvist
johan at almqvist.net


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