# [pdftex] Degree Celsius

Jörg Spanke spanke at isas-dortmund.de
Thu Apr 19 13:38:01 CEST 2001

Hi,
I'm quite a newbie to pdfLaTeX, but everything I need is working
quite nice for except one or two small things. I'm using  pdfTeX,
Version 3.14159-14f-released-20000525 (MikTeX 2)
with WinEdt on WinNT 4.0 or Win98 and I need to use the german
"Umlaute", greek letters and the degree "°". Because of this I am
using  \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc}
for LaTeX compiling. But this will produce a PDF output with
pdfLaTeX which really looks ugly on the screen. When I use the
WinEdt feature for saving ä as "ä" -> \"{a} the Umlaute are all right.
But there is still no "degree" and something strange is happening
with the greek symbols. "$\alpha$-Pinen" produces sometimes the
correct output "a-Pinen" but sometimes it produces "aPinen". In
this strange cases the log file says that cmr has no "-".
So what font, font-map or encoding do I have to use to produces
something nice?

At the end of the email is my document preamble if it helps to
solve the problem.

Jörg

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt,german]{article}
\usepackage[sort&compress]{natbib}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage[sumlimits]{amsmath} % AMS-LaTeX
\usepackage{a4}
\pagestyle{fancyplain}

\renewcommand{\familydefault}{cmr}
\newif\ifpdf % Check for the existence of the variable \pdfoutput:
\ifx\pdfoutput\undefined
\pdffalse % we are not running PDFLaTeX
\else
\pdfoutput=1 % we are running PDFLaTeX
\pdftrue

\fi \ifpdf % Then use your new variable \ifpdf
\usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx}
\pdfcompresslevel=9

\pdfpagewidth=210mm    % page width of PDF output
\pdfpageheight=297mm   % page height of PDF output

\else
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[ansinew]{inputenc}
\usepackage{srcltx}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\fi

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Jörg Spanke
Institut für Spektrochemie und angewandte Spektroskopie
Bunsen-Kirchhoff Str. 11
44139 Dortmund
Germany

Tel. +49-231-1392-212
Fax. +49-231-1392-120
email spanke at isas-dortmund.de

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