[OS X TeX] TeX.mdimporter

Norm Gall gall at spookyhill.net
Tue Jan 3 11:28:31 EST 2006

On 3-Jan-06, at 7:55 AM, Adam R. Maxwell wrote:

> On Jan 3, 2006, at 05:44, Jan Hegewald wrote:
>> I tried to send the following message to Norm Gall  
>> (gall at spookyhill.net) privately but always got an auto reply, so I  
>> guess he did not receive it. As I wanted to ask about  
>> TeX.mdimporter and umlaut support which might interesting for the  
>> list anyway, here is my original email:
>> Hello,
>> I just installed your TeX.mdimporter and I want to thank you for  
>> such a useful importer!
>> I wonder if it would be possible to let TeX.mdimporter recognize  
>> umlauts properly? If I e.g. search for 'Wellenhöhenänderung' the  
>> corresponding pdf is found, but not the tex document. Is there  
>> something you (or I) can do to improve this?
> If your umlauts are input directly as ü, it should work (depending  
> on how TeX.mdimporter guesses your file's encoding; I haven't seen  
> the source).  If you use \"u, it won't work; it's something that  
> could be implemented, but would be too inefficient for use in an  
> mdimporter.

Adam is right. TeX.mdimporter finds "Wellenhöhenänderung" in a .tex  
file fine when it is input "Wellenhöhenänderung". I start guessing  
encoding with UTF-8, then ISO Latin-1. It picks up everything I use  


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knowledge, of things without parallel.
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The Devil’s Dictionary, 1881-1906

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