[texhax] Difficulty with using PCTeX to compile a .txt file in Unicode

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Sat Oct 24 17:55:27 CEST 2009

On  24 Oct, 2009, at 09:22, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:

> I'm confused because I think Axel would have pointed this out---but  
> my understanding is that without the use of additional packages, TeX  
> and LaTeX will only process ASCII text. UTF8 won't work either.

Yes, of course you're right ---you would have to put


in your preamble (is there support for utf16? I don't find anything)

and preferably also


> If you really do like this Word method, you could probably Save As  
> plain text.

Yes, that's probably the best.

> I agree with Axel that something like TeXMaker would probably better  
> serve your needs.
> Dr. Adam M. Goldstein PhD, MSLIS
> Department of Philosophy
> Iona College



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