[OS X TeX] Diacritic accents directly in source file

Jérôme Laurens jerome.laurens at u-bourgogne.fr
Thu Nov 7 08:10:48 EST 2002

Le mercredi, 6 nov 2002, à 19:57 Europe/Zurich, Juan Manuel Palacios a 
écrit :

> 	Hello fellow listers, what I have here is a TeX related question, 
> oriented (but not exclusively) to those who use more than just english 
> in their texts. I am looking for a way to make my life easy when I 
> type input text in a spanish LaTeX source file, as I have to write 
> many words with accents. Given my limited TeX knowledge the only way I 
> can achieve a nicely looking accented letter like é in the output is 
> by typing \'e in the source code but, as any one who uses romance 
> languages surely knows, this becomes a major nuisance fast. What I 
> would like to do is to be able to just type é in the source file in 
> order to get the proper accented letter in the output, but all the 
> methods I've tried so far leave me with no positive results. In the 
> preamble of my file I have:
> \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
> \usepackage[spanish]{babel}
> \usepackage{isolatin1}
> \usepackage{indentfirst}
> \usepackage{amsmath}

somehow, you MUST tell your text editor that you are entering text in 

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