# [texhax] Problem with accented characters in Opensans font

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Sat Aug 11 17:49:25 CEST 2018

On 11/08/18 14:18, David Carlisle wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Aug 2018 at 13:47, Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
>>
>> I suppose it would be disingenuous of me to ask why, if the
>> encoding is known as "T1" in LaTeX (or even in latex [sic]), why
>> the font name ends in "t1" rather than "T1" ...

Yes, but that never stopped any of us :-)

> you'd have to ask whoever made it. In a different century filenames
> including latex encoding definition files such as t1enc.def that
> defines the T1 encoding were lowercased by convention to make them
> monocase as mixed case files were a pain for portability between
> filesytems of the age, but here, since the rest of the file name is
> OpenSans-CondLight the "avoid mixed case" argument is a bit weak.

And yet I type \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} and \fontencoding{T1} out of
habit — should I be typing t1 instead (actually it's moot, as I use
XeLaTeX now)

> It's only a name, it doesn't really matter.

Oooh, them's fightin' words, Mr Carroll -:)

///Peter