[texworks] PDF ToC doesn't show correct unicode characters on Linux

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 18 16:19:41 CEST 2011

On Oct 18, 2011, at 7:11 AM, Johannes Knaus wrote:

> Hi,
> When I'm compiling a PDF on my Ubuntu (11.04, now 11.10 but the problem persists) netbook with TeXworks, ToC-entries (i.e. sections and chapter titles) that contain special characters don't appear correctly, instead a number of chinese (or japanese?) glyphs appear where for example an é or ß should appear.
> Strangely, this only happens with TeXworks on Ubuntu while the PDF-ToC appears correctly when I typeset the document on my Mac.
> I compile with the following command:
> Command: 
> latexmk
> Arguments: 
> -e
> $pdflatex=q/xelatex -synctex=1 %O %S/
> -pdf
> $fullname
> Is this a known bug in the Linux-Version of TeXworks (xelatex related?)?
> Are there any possible workarounds?
> Thanks for your help.
> Johannes


Are you sure the file is UTF-8 Unicode on that system?

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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