# [texhax] unicode

Tue Aug 2 18:58:08 CEST 2005

On Aug 2, 2005, at 10:25 AM, Alexander Grahn wrote:

> in order to extend my package I need to write name strings into PDF or
> intermediate DVI (depending on whether pdfLaTeX or latex is being used)
> for name <-> object mappings within PDF name trees. The problem is that
> some of these name strings must have Unicode encoding to work properly.
>
> Does there exist a TeX/pdfTeX primitive or a suitable package to
> translate
> arbitrary strings [A-Za-z0-9_]+ from ASCII to Unicode?

Have you checked out the ucs package and the utf8 option for inputenc?

From a message recently posted to the Mac OS X TeX list by Johan
Almqvist:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{ucs}
\usepackage[utf8] {inputenc}
% WFA deleted one line
\usepackage[greek,french]{babel} %% note that the last langauge listed
is the document default

Alternately, you might need to make use of Omega or xetex.

William

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