[OS X TeX] Greek in the table of contents

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Mon Dec 8 14:14:27 CET 2008

At 10:32 PM -0600 12/7/08, Richard Seguin wrote:
>I have a greek letter in several section headers (specifically, 
>\beta, used to designate the Stone-Cech compactification, i.e., 
>$\beta X$). It appears as intended in the table of contents within 
>the document, but the letter is completely dropped in the sidebar 
>table of contents as displayed by Preview, TeXShop, and Skim, 
>completely changing the intended meaning. I thought that this used 
>to work OK. Does this also happen with Adobe Reader? I don't have it 
>and hesitate to install it.

No.  You should have gotten the following warning when you compiled your file:

Package hyperref Warning: Token not allowed in a PDFDocEncoded string,
(hyperref)                removing `math shift' on input line xxx

You simply can't put any formatting into the pdf bookmarks (including 
math,  italics, colour etc.).  See section 4.1 of the hyperref manual 
for some possible workarounds.


Alan Munn						amunn at msu.edu
Department of Linguistics
and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages		Tel. 
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824 USA	Fax	517-432-2736

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