[OS X TeX] Perl, OS X, UTF-8 and TeXShop

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Feb 17 10:28:32 EST 2005

On 2/17/05 9:20 AM, "stephenmoye at cox.net" <stephenmoye at cox.net> wrote:

> I have written a perl script that takes legacy Textures documents and makes
> them into XeTeX-ready files (\"o => ö and the like). The new documents
> created by perl open with the now-very-tiresome warning:
> "This file was opened with MacOSRoman encoding... blablabla".
> What is TeXShop looking for? Is there some way in perl (I am a novice as yet)
> to write a file that is UTF-8 compliant?
> Thanks in advance for any insights on this.


I don't know if there is a way for TeXShop to ``know'' exactly what the
encoding is beforehand, that is why there is a directive you can put near
the beginning of the file (not the first line):

%&encoding=UTF-8 Unicode

So that TeXShop will open it in UTF-8 mode. You can also set the default
encoding in the Preferences.

Hope that helps.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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