# [texhax] Vietnamese characters

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat May 23 20:29:11 CEST 2009

On 23 May 2009 mahi wrote:

> How to typeset a Vietnamese alphabets in Latex.

Hi Maheshwari,
please look into the VnTeX documentation.  It's usually in
texmf*/doc/generic/vntex.  vntex.txt contains a few examples.  If you
only have to typeset a few Vietnamese words, read vntex-min.pdf,
which is in the same directory.

Here is a minimal example:

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage[T5]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[vietnam]{babel}
\begin{document}
Tiếng Việt
\end{document}

There is also a mailing list for questions about VnTeX:

http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/vntex-users

Feel free to ask there if you have any questions.

A new version of VnTeX is on CTAN already, but is not in MikTeX yet
(and I don't know if you can install it on MikTeX 2.4).  But maybe you
want to look into the improved documentation:

http://ctan.org/tex-archive/language/vietnamese/vntex/doc/generic/vntex

Please note that vntex.sty is new, but it's not mandatory.  Using
babel is preferred for multilingual documents anyway.

Regards,
Reinhard

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