[OS X TeX] Diacritic accents directly in source file

Bruno Voisin Bruno.Voisin at hmg.inpg.fr
Wed Nov 6 15:36:32 EST 2002

Le mercredi, 6 nov 2002, à 20:47 Europe/Paris, Juan Manuel Palacios a 
écrit :

> [snip]
> The only thing that concerns me about this solution is the eventual 
> portability of such file to other platforms. I'm afraid that the file 
> might choke when processed by LaTeX in, say, x86 Linux. I guess that 
> to get everything straight, properly accented letter cases and 
> portability, I'd have to play with the packages/option and the file 
> encoding upon saving it, but the fast approaching deadline I have to 
> deliver this document prohibits me from playing with this any further.

Yes I think you need to convert the encoding to Iso Latin before moving 
your file to Linux. I've done a quick test and it seems to work: in 
TeXShop, in Preferences/Document select the Iso Latin encoding, type 
your accented letters directly, then in LaTeX select 
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}. Doing this, I get in my LaTeXed output 
the accents corresponding to the keys I pressed. But I've not yet tried 
to move the TeX input file created by TeXShop to a Linux box, and see 
what happens.


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