# [OS X TeX] BibDesk and Unicode (was: BibTeX problems)

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Fri Mar 4 09:48:28 EST 2005

```On Mar 4, 2005, at 04:03, Johan Almqvist wrote:

>> Use the Unicode parser (BibDesk's Files preferences).  It handles
>> accented characters in your choice of encoding, and won't complain
>> about double quotes.  I recommend using diff to check your file with
>> a previous version the first time you save the file  after using the
>> Unicode parser; any problems should be reported to me.
>
> This seems to work fine (for me at least) but the preview doesn't get
> the UTF-8 characters right...
>
> Is the preview generated internally of through a LaTeX engine? If the
> latter is the case, \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} should do the trick.

Yes, it is generated by LaTeX; take a look at the Preview preferences
and edit the TeX template (which resides in your ~/Library/Application
Support/BibDesk folder).  With further modification, it even works with
XeLaTeX and fontspec :).