[OS X TeX] Euro-Symbols are subsituted by question marks

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sun Dec 18 17:47:45 EST 2005

Am 18.12.2005 um 16:40 schrieb Piet van Oostrum:

> Probably an encoding confusion. TeXshop may think your file is in a
> different encoding than is really the case.

Yesterday I recommended to a German user to use latin9 input encoding, 
but this is *not* supported in any TeXShop that runs on Panther. I made 
a little test with a file that had no header for TeXShop. In its 
preferences I have ISO Latin-1 set. With my German keyboard I can input 
€ with Alt-e. It's visible at once in TeXShop. It's still visible after 
saving the new contents. Pdftex'ing this file I get ? instead of €. 
When I open that TeX file in TeXShop I see the reason: € has become ?. 
When I input an € into the TeX file with GNU Emacs and open that file 
in TeXShop I see ¤ instead of € -- well, it's the correct 
representation of that code point in ISO Latin-1.

TeXShop does need an ISO Latin-9 encoding. We have the € since five 
years (and it's more worth than the US $). The encoding is even older.



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