[EXTERNAL] Re: TeX on Windows?
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Wed May 26 10:08:45 CEST 2021
Am Tue, 25 May 2021 20:57:02 -0400 schrieb AC:
> Apparently, starting in 2018, special characters entered directly
> from the keyboard (like that fancy \226 hyphen thing) in
> documents that do not define an encoding generate an error under
No. You can enter special character. But you have to tell the truth
to (pdf)latex about your file encoding.
Your editor can save files in utf8 and in latin1/cp1252.
Since 2018 latex assumes that you used utf8 (which is the
recommended file encoding nowadays). If you use something else
you have to tell it with the right inputenc option:
(Actually you always needed that line, if it was missing you were
lucky that you didn't use one of the special chars like ß where is
would have made a difference).
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