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

Matthias Damm osxtex at
Thu May 13 17:55:44 EDT 2004

Am 13.05.2004 um 20:30 schrieb Justin Walker:

>> As long as you use a Latin encoding this should not make any problems 
>> (as long as the editor on the other system is able to open a file in 
>> the encoding you are using, but Latin1 will be available everywhere).
> Right.  What happens if you just drag the .tex file to another system 
> and run 'latex' on it?

If "\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}" is set but "latex" does not work, 
something is wrong with the TeX system.

"latex" on any document with "\usepackage[applemac]{inputenc}" also 
should work on any TeX system, but on a windows environment you might 
run into problems if you want to edit the file in an editor, which has 
to understand the applemac (MacOSRoman) encoding.

I use the applemac encoding for my files normally (although I am 
thinking about switching to Unicode), but sometimes I use TeXShop to 
typeset latin1 documents without changing any settings. In this case 
some characters are displayed incorrectly in TeXShop, but typesetting 
works fine anyway -- which is not too amazing, since the (pdf)latex 
program has nothing to do with what the TeXShop editor is doing with 
the file, they just work with the same .tex file.

Best regards,

Matthias Damm
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