[pdftex] Help appreciated with \symbol{N} in bookmarks (fwd)

The Thanh Han hanthethanh at myrealbox.com
Mon Jan 24 15:31:25 CET 2005

Can someone please help with the problem below? 


----- forwarded message from vitali gontsharuk <gontsaru at in.tum.de> -----

> from: vitali gontsharuk <gontsaru at in.tum.de>
> date: mon, 24 jan 2005 08:26:01 +0100
> to:  hanthethanh at myrealbox.com
> subject: help appreciated with \symbol{n} in bookmarks
> hallo hàn thê thành,
> first of all i would like thank you and other enthusiasts for making 
> such a powerful but nethertheless free tool to generate "good" pdf out 
> of tex!
> i have the following problem:
> when using the \symbol{60} and the \symbol{62} command in latex, i get a 
> false representation of this symbol in pdf-bookmarks (these commands 
> stand for the "<" and ">" characters respectively).
> i know, in a normal case the easiest way would be to use "<"/">" 
> characters themselves, but in our case we can't use them because we 
> generate our latex document out of an xml file with some convertation 
> steps in between, so we have to use some other representation of these 
> chars.
> could you please tell us what is wrong in our configuration?
> thank you very much!
> yours sincerely,
> vitali gontsharuk

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