[texworks] texworks and encodings

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri May 20 16:20:30 CEST 2011


where I work some departments have computer labs where they have windows 
computers with miktex and of course texworks.

yesterday a student came to me with a problem.

TeXWorks can easily handle writing in UTF8 or say latin1. But if 
TeXWorks is configured to save in latin1, and one attempts to open a 
file written in UTF8, then TeXWorks jumbles the special characters and 
cannot show them correctly.

Wouldn't it be possible for TW to detect the encoding and switch to that 
encoding when working with this file.

We solved the problem by reconfiguring TW, but for a novice user, this 
is not something they know about (most users do not understand the 
concept of encodings)


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