[OS X TeX] Typesetting special characters, help needed

Robert Voogdgeert rvoogdgeert at kabelfoon.nl
Thu Jul 22 21:06:05 CEST 2004

Dear TeX-users,

I need to copy-paste from a database (Accordance) with classical Hebrew 
texts to a LaTeX document. The encoding of the texts in the database is 
MacRoman according to the software developer (Oaksoft). Most of the 
characters are rendered well after compiling with the use of \catcode, 
e.g. \catcode`\_=\active\def_{\char'137 }.
The character ¿ (also used for one of the Hebrew vowel signs) didn't 
result in any errors but was not typeset, or at least absent in the pdf 
output. But with the use of \catcode`\¿=\active\def¿{\char'034 }, it is 

Some of the characters though I can't activate, probably because they 
not part of ASCII (?). They are (with unicode, and utf8 numbers 
 = 00C5; utf8 C3 85
ë = 00CD; utf8 C3 8D
ò = 00CD; utf8 C3 9A
´ = 00A5; utf8 C2 A5
¶ = 2202; utf8 E2 88 82
à = 221A; utf8 E2 88 9A
ä = 2030; utf8 E2 80 B0
ö = 02C6; utf8 CB 86
É = 2026; utf8 E2 80 A6
« = 00B4; utf8 C2 B4
© = 00A9; utf8 C2 A9
¨ = 00AE; utf8 C2 AE
× = 25CA; utf8  E2 97 8A

Can anybody tell how to get LaTeX to interpret these characters in such 
a way that they are typeset like `normal' characters.


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