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

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon Nov 22 14:52:36 EST 2004

On 22 nov 2004, at 19:12, Juergen Fenn wrote:

> Stephan Hochhaus <stephan at yauh.de> writes:
>>> How do you manage with the utf-8 option in inputenc? Does it work
>>> reliably? I am asking because we have already recommended latin1 for
>>> Macintosh in l2tabu. At the same time we marked utf-8 as still
>>> somewhat experimental. Is this still correct on the Macintosh?
>> It didn't support all unicode characters the last time I checked. I
>> had to use ucs.sty[1] in order to process all chars correctly.
> So ucs.sty works alright? It is sufficiently reliable?

The answer to this question depends strongly on what you expect the 
package to do: western languages with their accents just work, at least 
in my experience. Greek, Cyrillic might be there, but not complete, CJK 
is probably absent. So define reliable, and we might come up with an 


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