[OS X TeX] Suggestions about input encoding - utf-8, latin1, latin9??

Simon Spiegel simon at simifilm.ch
Thu Jan 12 08:06:59 EST 2006

On 12.01.2006, at 13:47, Bastian Philipps wrote:

> What would be the best encoding to be used in a paper, that has to  
> be shared across MacOS X, Linuxes and Windows, so that we all can  
> work with plain umlauts and symbols
> Obviously MacOSRoman aka applemac would not do the job.
> Unicode aka utf-8 should be the best choice, but as one could  
> lately see in the discussion about the incompatibilities with the  
> soul-package (which i do not need), utf-8 support in TeX is still  
> quite experimental.
> As far as the latest release of inputenc (2004/02/05) is concerned,  
> it is only mentioned as very experimental in the documentation.

Just my 0.02$

I use utf8x as encoding and before I tried the soul package I didn't  
have any problems and I use a lot of packages in my PhD thesis. From  
my experience, utf8 is fine most of the times, soul was the only  
exception so far.


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