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

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun Feb 20 14:13:00 CET 2005

On 20 Feb 2005, at 10:43 am, Stephen Moye wrote:

> 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.
> Most of the accents come through when TeXed by TeXShop/XeTeX, but 
> there are some problems such as ï and ç which do not appear in the 
> TeXShop/XeTeX PDF -- they are completely missing.
> <snip>

If I'm understanding the problem, it sounds as though Perl may not be 
writing the output as Unicode (UTF-8). Are you specifically requesting 
this in your script? E.g., with an open() call such as:
	open(OUTFILE, ">:utf8", $outFileName);
or by using the binmode() function to set the encoding layer of the 
filehandle, once it's open.

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