# [texhax] Importing a Linux document into Windows

Joseph Wright joseph.wright at morningstar2.co.uk
Wed Sep 1 09:07:40 CEST 2010

On 01/09/2010 07:46, Ulrich Grün wrote:
> Hi list,
>
> I have made a LaTeX document in Linux, and I want to import it in Windows.
> When I do this, all of the 'special'  characters (like äüöïë) change into
> something like ~Â¤.
> As far as I know, this has something to do with the difference in encoding
> between Linux and in Windows.
>
> Moreover, when I use \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}, MikTeX seems not able to
> produce any output. When I change it into [utf8], I get output (pdf). Now, I
> cannot use characters like öäüïë in my document, somehow . . .
>
> Anyone here with an idea how to import a Linux document into Windows, and what
> encoding to use?
>
> Thanks a lot.
>

It depends on which encoding the file is being saved in on the two
platforms: you can happily use UTF8 on both. Which editors are you using?
--
Joseph Wright

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