[OS X TeX] Textencoding MacOS Roman vs UTF-8

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Mon Nov 22 01:43:55 EST 2004

On 22 Nov 2004, at 2:49 AM, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:

> What encoding do you use and why? I think, the MacOS Roman/applemac 
> encoding is very specific and unique. And UTF-8 is more compatible. 
> But I'm really a greenhorn concerning that matter.

I've used unicode since I learned (learnt?) how to set it as the 
default in TeXShop's preferences and learned (learnt?) how to get TeX 
to understand it. Rather than being more compatible now (latin1 is 
probably more compatible with the vast majority of computers in use 
today), it most definitely will be compatible in the future. The 
applemac (in TeX parlance) encoding shouldn't even be considered, 

And besides, with unicode files the transition between TeX and XeTeX 
becomes even easier.


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