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

Bastian Philipps bph at gmx.info
Thu Jan 12 17:56:51 EST 2006

Peter Dyballa said the following on 12.1.2006 16:25 Uhr:
> I wouldn't think so. There are still enough situations where an 8 bit 
> encoding is sufficient. Therefore, for example, the ISO Latin-10 or ISO 
> 8859-16 encoding was created recently. Did you try to express (print) 
> UTF-8 in PostScript? Is it necessary to use an unmaintained TeX tool 
> like ucs that only supports more or less the first 64 K characters?

If I remember right \usepackage[utf-8]{inputenc} implicitly loads 
ucs.sty automatically since the latest release.
Shouldn't the first 64'000 characters be enough for the usual english, 
french and german texts?
I am not planning on any Swahili texts ;-)

> Can 
> you copy&paste or search for UTF-8 characters in these texts in the PDF 
> viewer? (I haven't tried yet ... missing some source)

So far it seems to work for me, but I cannot speak for sources with 
really exotic characters.

Greetings to you all

> -- 
> Greetings
>   Pete

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