[OS X TeX] Problems with utf-8

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sun Nov 30 16:13:05 CET 2008

>> 00E9

This is the UTF-16 representation of é (UTF-8 would be C3A9). It's  
perfectly suited for XeTeX. TeXShop's Help advises to use a header  
line like

	%%!TEX encoding = UTF-16 Unicode

or such to make it understand the encoding. If you want to use your  
accents in LaTeX you could convert them with iconv:

	iconv -f UTF-16 -t ISO-8859-15 file > converted output file

(The iconv programme writes the converted text stdout) Of course you  
can use UTF-8 format in LaTeX.



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