[XeTeX] Hyperref \hyperlink and \hypertarget not working with accented characters

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 11:19:55 CET 2011

2011/11/2 Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
> Zdenek Wagner wrote:
>> 2011/11/2 Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd)<P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>:
>> Adobe _does_ live in such era because tha last really portable reader
>> for all operating systems is version 3. Bugs reported by me in January
>> 2002 and April 2002 have not been fixed so far.
>> PDF is based on PS and the string type requires 8bit characters.
>> Making such a dramatic change in the very hard of the format will make
>> old PDF's unreadable by new PDF readers.
> Don't follow that, Zdenek : the older PDFs will not change,
> will still contain US ASCII strings and so on, but a newer
> reader would be able to handle UTF-<whatever> strings as
> well -- that was my thinking.
No, it won't be that easy. Syntax (string) in links is in
AdobeStandardEncoding and some of these characters are not valid in

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Zdeněk Wagner

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