[tex-live] new release of latex-unicode

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Apr 20 00:09:53 CEST 2012

On 2012-04-19 at 23:17:50 +0300, Wolfgang Jeltsch wrote:

 > Am Mittwoch, den 18.04.2012, 23:51 +0200 schrieb Reinhard Kotucha:
 > > If someone uses control sequences like \ohorn in macro packages
 > > already, does he have to change them to \horn o when using ucs?
 > No. The ucs package doesn’t change the way \horn, \ohorn, etc. work. It
 > just ensures that whenever TeX encounters a Unicode character outside
 > the ASCII range in the LaTeX file, this is interpreted as a certain
 > piece of LaTeX code. The question is whether Ơ, ơ, Ư, and ư should be
 > interpreted as \OHORN, \ohorn, \UHORN, and \uhorn, or whether they
 > should be interpreted as \horn O, \horn o, \horn U, and \horn u. With
 > either solution, the user can use the macros \horn, \OHORN, \ohorn,
 > \UHORN, and \uhorn directly as usual.

This sounds fine.
 > > Since I can't oversee the impact of the change, it's better to test
 > > it.  VnTeX provides a bunch of test files in the directory
 > > 
 > >   texmf-dist/source/generic/vntex/tests
 > I’ve tested test-babel.tex and test-vietnam.tex, which are the files
 > that use ucs. Both seem to work fine.
 > > Maybe it's advisable to repeat the test with all the other sections
 > > and LaTeX's utf8 commented out, just in order to make sure that the
 > > ucs test doesn't see control sequences defined by other packages.
 > At least, the following minimal example works as expected:
 > > \documentclass{article}
 > >
 > > \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}
 > > \usepackage[vietnam]{babel}
 > >
 > > \begin{document}
 > >
 > > Ơ, ơ, Ư, ư
 > >
 > > \end{document}

Sounds fine too.
 > I wasn’t able to derive an analog minimal example, which uses the
 > vietnam package. Maybe, I just have no proper understanding of how to
 > use the vietnam package. I got complaints about missing babel
 > definitions for vietnam and such.

Could you send me your .tex and .log files?

The following file works for me.  It has to be run in


due to the \input commands which refer to files which are not in TeX's
search tree.


\title{\bfseries Test of Vietnamese support for \LaTeX{} using \texttt{vietnam.sty}}
\author{H\`an Th\'\ecircumflex{} Th\`anh}


\chapter{Test input encodings}
\section[Test of UTF8x encoding support]
   {Test of UTF8x encoding support (from Unicode package)}



\chapter{Test of Vietnamese captions}

\chapter{Test of accent commands for T5 encoding}


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