[XeTeX] beginners trouble

=?GB2312?Q?Pavel_Stra=A8=BE=A8=A2k?= stranak at ufal.ms.mff.cuni.cz
Fri Nov 11 20:03:02 CET 2005

As another beginner I would say, instead of latin1, type everything in 
utf8. Just type the real German and cyrilic letters, not TeX sequences, 
and don't define "inputenc" or "fontenc". Everything should work then.


On 11.11.2005, at 16:11, Martin Henning wrote:

> Hi,
> i recently installed XeTeX with i-Installer to be able to use cyrillic 
> within mostly german 8859-1-style documents. So i'm using utf-8 and 
> just tried to XeLaTeX-typeset one of my 'old' documents. Should it 
> work or is my understanding of the whole system wrong? I get many 
> undefined control sequences etc. I've been looking for howtos or 
> tutorials, but could really find any. The documentation includes some 
> nice example of all kinds of fancy stuff, but unfortunately it's not a 
> great help if you are new to the system. I understood X(La)eTeX as an 
> addidtion to the TeX-system, meaning everything else continues to 
> work, just some more unicode-related things will work additionally - 
> wrong? :) Generally, cyrillic doesn't seem to be a problem font-wise, 
> i just can't figure out how to quickly insert some russian within the 
> normal document, which is supposed to be german. Some kind of 
> example-file regarding this would be greatly apreciated!
> Sorry for stupid questions, i have yet to understand what's going 
> on... it seems to me.
> Thanks,
> Martin
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