[OS X TeX] Encoding

Arno Kruse arnokruse at macnews.de
Sun Jan 15 05:46:14 EST 2006

Thank you for your helpful answer, Axel!

But the whole encoding stuff seems to be quite obscure and difficile.  
So I had to use the ucs-package to avoid some strange results, but  
even in the new LaTeX Companion I could not find more than a few  
lines (p 360f); and they did not really help me.

> On Jan 14, 2006, at 4:42 AM, Arno Kruse wrote:
>> Concerning my xhtml stuff, I have succeedfully switched to utf8  
>> encoding; BBEdit has helped intensively.
>> My first cautious attempts to do the same with my .tex stuff ended  
>> in disaster: files with delightful, but senseless glyphs. [...]
> If by "senseless glyphs" you mean in your .tex input files,


> have you tried BBEdit capability to reopen files with another  
> encoding?
> File --> Reopen Using Encoding
> and try different encoding (Latin 1, Mac Roman, etc.) until all  
> glyphs are right, and then Save As... your file in UTF-8, no-BOM.

At first not, but now I use it. Great!

> If this works, one last thing ---I don't know why, but recently,  
> with newly created files in BBEdit, I have had to open them in  
> TeXShop, do any small change (like deleting a space and putting it  
> back) and save the file before I can typeset it.

This did not happen to me.

> After that, I can safely edit the file in BBEdit.

Thanks again


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