[OS X TeX] Simple Cyrillic Example

Josep Maria Font jmfont at ub.edu
Sun Feb 22 10:04:31 CET 2015

On 22/02/2015, at 6.22, Victor Ivrii <vivrii at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 9:46 PM, Robert Love <rblove_lists at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I would love to see a simple example of Russian text working.   My goal is to make a simple list of Russian technical terms with the english definition beside it but getting any cyrillic to show is just not working.  My first attempt looks like this:
>> \documentclass{article}
>> \usepackage[T2A,T1]{fontenc}
>> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
>> \usepackage[russian,english]{babel}
>> \begin{document}
>> The word for word is \foreignlanguage{russian}{слово}
>> \end{document}
>> When typeset with LaTeX slovo shows up as ?????.   There are no error messages.   I entered the cyrillic letters using the Mac keyboard set to Russian.  I’m using the current TeXShop and current TexLive contents.
> This example perfectly works but you need to make sure that the editor uses utf8 encoding.

In TeXShop this is ensured by putting

% !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode

as the first line of the .tex document.


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