Re: [OS X TeX] how to get the ï character ?

Juan Manuel Palacios jmpalaciosp at
Wed May 12 13:48:52 EDT 2004

	Recently I realized TeXShop has problems entering some vocals with the 
dieresis  ¨ on top, at least in my setup which uses the ISO Latin 1 
file encoding by default and the \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} option 
in every file I edit. Whenever I want to enter ä, ö or ü (using the 
U.S. Keyboard layout, since Spanish - ISO does not have that diacritic 
accent), TeXShop replaces my input with ¨\"a and so for the other two. 
This does not happen, however, with the other vocals, which are 
directly accepted as expected.

	I suspect this is a small bug in TeXShop and that's why I Cc Richard 
here. Lets hope we can see a fix for it in next release, or an 
explanation in the other case. Regards,...


PS: Needless to say, ¨\"a is a bad replacement in any case, because it 
yields a solitary dieresis followed by the proper vocal with the 
dieresis on top. A proper one, should the direct input be impossible 
for any reason (hardly the likelihood!), would simply be \"a.

On May 12, 2004, at 12:50 PM, Jean-Claude DE SOZA wrote:

> In TeXShop, open the LaTeX palette, select the International tab and ï.
> Le 12 mai 2004, à 18:28, Frank Mathias Mattes a écrit :
>> Dear latex users on the mac,
>> does anyone know how to get the ï (an i with two dots on top) like in 
>> naïve ?
>> many thanks
>> frank

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