[tex-live] inputenc incosistencies with UTF-8

Alex Hamann mailinglist at alex-hamann.de
Fri Nov 21 20:45:15 CET 2008

On 21.11.2008, at 19:18, Sebastian P. Luque wrote:

> Hi,
> I found that some characters don't fare well with bibtex, as I just
> found out. One of my entries has the letter Ø (hopelly this won't get
> mangled here); the norwegian capital "o" with a slash through the  
> middle
> of it. Bibtexing a *.tex source with this citation fails with the  
> error:
> ERROR: Package inputenc Error: Unicode char \u8:\303 not set up for  
> use with LaTeX.
> I have "\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}" in my preamble, as I've always  
> had
> without problems. Other similar characters don't produce the error; in
> fact, the lowercase version of the character above goes through
> fine. The LaTeX documents compile fine if the Ø is included directly,
> and neither are any problems encountered if the character is placed
> directly in the *.bbl file. I'm using the texlive packages from Debian
> sid. Any advice appreciated.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Seb

You could try using bibtex8. It is better when it comes to handling  
Also, you might want to move this question to another mailing list  
(e.g texhax) as this list is more focused on issues directly relevant  
to the texlive distribution, not tex in general. You might get better  
help there.

Good luck,


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