[OS X TeX] Latex source files default encoding

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Feb 1 16:45:26 CET 2009

On Feb 1, 2009, at 9:41 AM, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:

> I am working on a "Minimal (Xe)LaTeX template for non-English  
> languages" in Texshop and I have been looking for that information:
> What encoding does Latex expect when nothing is specified in the  
> preambles ? Is it plain ASCII ?
> Jean-Christophe Helary


For xelatex: UTF-8
For (pdf)latex: ASCII (which is a highly restricted sub-set common to  
many encodings)

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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