[texhax] Swedish Characters

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sat Jul 5 01:44:38 CEST 2008

On  4 Jul, 2008, at 07:32, Martin Jönsson wrote:

> Dear TUG,
> I'm not sure if this is the right place to turn to. Appologies if it
> is not. I'm a new mactex user from sweden who is having problems with
> getting documents to display the swedish charactera å ä and ö.
> I've tried
> \usepackage[swedish]{babel}
> \usepackage[encoding]{inputenc}
> but this generated the error message:
> file 'encoding.def' not found

Yes, that was wrong, latin1, latin9, utf8... are right encodings.

> I've also tried (which was recomended somewhere else)
> \usepackage[swedish]{babel}
> \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
> but this generated the error message
> !Package inputeenc Error: Keyboard character used is undefined
> (inputenc)          in inputencoding 'latin1'.

I would use


Now ---you might be using TeXShop as your editor, I guess; so, you  
have to be sure TeXShop is using the same encoding you're telling  
LaTeX to use: go to TeXShop -> Preferences ->Document tab -> Encoding  
(lower right corner) and select in the pull-down menu the encoding  
you plan to use. I've suggested above utf8, so it would be ``Unicode  
(UTF-8)'', but if you prefer latin1, select ``Western (ISO Latin 1)''.

Restart TeXShop and try again.

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