[texworks] Message from TeXworks user

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Mon Jan 31 22:55:53 CET 2011

Hi Ralf,

As you are under Windows — this solution will work in most editors set up
for windows including TeXworks. See
http://tlt.its.psu.edu/suggestions/international/accents/codealt.html for
other informaton as well.

You need to makes sure that if you have changed your editor font that it
supports extended characters - which would be obvious if this does not work

Also generally you'll need to keep the utf-8 setting at the top of your
LaTeX document,

% !TEX TS-program = pdflatex
% !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode

And be sure that the fonts you choose for output will supported the
characters that you need.

Test by trying this.

On your key board turn the Number Lock on to enable the numeric key pad for
numerals.  On some lap tops you may find a short cut key combination is
required instead or use an alternative method

Holding the Alt key down without release, type a numeric code like 0151 and
then release the Alt key. This should show the long hyhon.

Here is an  e    with an umlaut 0235

These numbers are normally the same as the { type configuration of you
have ever used html numeric entities.

Otherwise here is a list of the full swag -and there are nnn type codes as
well but the four-digit ones are pretty reliably available.

More information is available here (Mac):


If you require a limited range, it would be possible to set these up as
insertions in TeXworks scripts with keyboard shortcuts as well (might be
easier than remembering the numbers).

I Hope that this solves it for you :)


On 31 January 2011 07:33, Ralf Kalinowski <ralf.kalinowski at googlemail.com>wrote:

>  Hi,
> how can I show mutated vowels (umlaut) at the sourcetext of Texworks?
> Thanks for your help!
> Ralf
> ----- configuration info -----
> TeXworks version : 0.3r670 (MiKTeX 2.9)
> Install location : C:/Programme/MiKTeX
> 2.9(2)/miktex/bin/miktex-texworks.exe
> Library path     : C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\ralf\Lokale
> Einstellungen\Anwendungsdaten\MiKTeX\2.9\TeXworks\
> pdfTeX location  : C:/Programme/MiKTeX 2.9(2)/miktex/bin/pdftex.exe
> Operating system : Windows Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
> (build 2600)
> Qt4 version      : 4.7.0 (build) / 4.7.0 (runtime)
> ------------------------------
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