[OS X TeX] TeXShop, perl and utf-8 encoding problems

Stephen Moye stephenmoye at cox.net
Sun Feb 20 13:20:00 CET 2005

On Feb 20, 2005, at 6:59 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 20 févr. 05, à 11:43, Stephen Moye a écrit :
>> I have written a perl script that converts TeX-style accents (eg \"o)  
>> to their equivalents (ö). This is to convert a large number of  
>> Textures documents for use with TeXShop/XeTeX.
> This is not strictly necessary: the LaTeX package utf8accents.sty, by  
> Ross Moore, downloadable from XeTeX's Related Packages page  
> <http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php? 
> site_id=nrsi&item_id=xetex_related>, does on-the-fly conversion taking  
> away the necessity to edit your Textures files beforehand. It also  
> redefines most (if not all) LaTeX control sequences producing  
> alphabetic or non alphabetic characters, to use the corresponding  
> character from the current Unicode font (like Lucida Grande, etc.).
> There's also the option "mapping=tex-text" when calling a font,  
> complementary to the use of utf8accents.sty, as in
> 	\DeclareFontShape{U}{optima}{m}{n}
> 	  {<-> "Optima\space Regular:mapping=tex-text"}{}
> I don't remember exactly which, in mapping=tex-text and  
> utf8accents.sty, does what, but with the combination of the two you're  
> most likely to be able to typeset your original Textures files without  
> much pre-processing.

I am using plain TeX, so I'm not sure how this applies. Is there a  
plain TeX alternative?

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