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

Axel E.Retif axretif at igo.com.mx
Wed May 12 22:51:56 EDT 2004

```On May 12, 2004, at 9:40 PM, Justin Walker wrote:

>
> On May 12, 2004, at 19:35, Axel E.Retif wrote:
>
>> On May 12, 2004, at 12:48 PM, Juan Manuel Palacios wrote:
>>
>>> 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)
>>
>> Shift + ¨ (the key between Ñ and Ç in Spanish ISO keyboard) <vocal>.
>>
>> I tried in TeXShop (with latin1 inputenc) and it typesets right.
>
> I dunno how portable that is.  What happens when you take the .tex
> file to, oh, say, a Windoze box and try to 'latex' it (however one
> does that)?

You're right. That's why I never do it (because I have to exchange
files with authors using Linux and, yes, Windows platforms). I have
keyboard shortcuts in TeXShop to typeset \'{\i}, etc. But after Juan's
message I tried and it works.

Best,

Axel

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