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

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Mon Nov 22 19:12:37 EST 2004

On 22 Nov 2004, at 10:32 PM, Juergen Fenn wrote:

> 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?

As far as I'm aware, yes. As others have said, all of the stuff that is 
[latin1] works properly in [utf8], such as accents and common symbols. 
I would recommend that it be mentioned that [applemac] is old fashioned 
and it's time to move on. In an ideal world (and looking into the 
future) go [utf8], otherwise [latin1] will serve equally as well, but 
more compatibly, than [applemac].

As far as interfaces to utf8 are concerned, I'm not too sure of the 
details but I believe with a recent system \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} 
will give you what you want for simple stuff. For more demanding 
use(r)s, the ucs package might also be required.


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