# [OS X TeX] Umlauts won't print

Doris Behrendt doris.behrendt at me.com
Wed Sep 23 06:55:55 CEST 2015

Manuel,

first, I advise using _new_german, that ist >>ngerman<<, since german orthography has changed a little bit some years ago;
then I would try to give the option in the documentclass-line:
\doc…class[article,ngerman…]{memoir}

and then also mind the encoding, which was mentioned by others

doris

> On 22 Sep 2015, at 20:39, Manuel <libros2 at limay.de> wrote:
>
> Good morning. I am working with TexShop 3.52 under OS 10.10.5. Since I upgraded and updated, my old documents are giving me trouble. With this preamble:
>
>
> \documentclass[article,twoside,a4paper]{memoir}
> \usepackage[applemac]{inputenc}
> \usepackage[german]{babel}
> \usepackage{graphicx}
> \usepackage{booktabs}
> \usepackage{amsmath}
> \usepackage{memhfixc}
> \usepackage{pdfsync}
> \usepackage{wrapfig}
> \settocdepth{subsection}
> \pagestyle{plain}
> \begin{document}
>
>
>
> letters with umlauts either do not appear (oddly enough, not even in the source) or do so in a variety of apparently arbitrarily forms like ~n instead o ñ, É instead of é and I hope this will show correctly in this mail. I looked for but did not find a solution. Probably the magic words have changed. Is there any helping wizard?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Manuel
>
>
>
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