[texworks] Unicode characters above USV+00FF not displaying

Alain Delmotte leliseron at yahoo.fr
Sat Sep 19 11:01:58 CEST 2015

Hi Dennis,

Le 18/09/2015 19:45, Dennis Pepler a écrit :
> I am completely new to LaTeX, not even a newbie, I'd say. 
> Very soon I have to typeset a linguistic thesis written in 
> MS Word - ~520 A4 pages with over 1,000 tables, and a vast 
> bibliography. The publisher expects a TeX file.
> As a first step I've used Word-to-LaTeX to produce a tex 
> input file. Various TeX editors have failed to compile the 
> document, so I am first ensuring that, in TeXWorks, I can 
> compile a simple one page document which uses Unicode 
> characters above USV+00FF. So far success is only partial.
> In TW I have set xelatex as the compiler, overriding the 
> default pdfLaTeX which was finding errors.
> The font is set as Calibri 10pt.
> When I invoke the Typeset command the document compiles 
> but Unicode characters above USV+00FF are not displayed.
> Visually characters either side of the missing characters 
> appear next to each other. I have not yet investigated to 
> check whether the missing characters are replaced by 
> zero-width spaces, (a problem encountered elsewhere in MS 
> Word).
> What should I do to get the full text to compile and 
> display in the output file, please?
> Dennis Pepler,
> MissionAssist, Unicode Technical
> MissionAssist is a working name of Wycliffe Associates 
> (UK) Trust
Could you post a TeX file for a one page document, so we can 
see where the problem could be!
And create this page from an export from Word as utf8 text 
as suggested by Philip.

For the table the suggestion of Siep to use excel2latex is 
very interesting to spare time.



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