# [OS X TeX] Ucs Package

Alex lists at lexial.ca
Thu Mar 16 20:54:31 EST 2006

Two questions re using Unicode.

(1) By trial and error, I discovered that the ucs package works only if
the source file is UTF-8 without a BOM. Is there any way to configure
this package to handle other formats?

(2) What can be done about a character not defined in the ucs package?

When I process:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}
\begin{document}
\unichar{8209}
\end{document}

I get:

Error: Unknown Unicode character 8209 = U+2011

If I do it interactively and type H for help I get:

Unicode character 8209 = U+2011:
NON-BREAKING HYPHEN
Character is not defined in uni-*.def files.
Enter I!<RET> to define the glyph.

If I proceed, I'm asked for a definition of the glyph, and I have no
clue what to do.

On the other hand, if I replace "8209" with "8222", I get:

LaTeX Error: Command \quotedblbase unavailable in encoding OT1

Does anyone have any idea what's going on here and what I can do about
it?

thanx

------------------------- Info --------------------------
Mac-TeX Website: http://www.esm.psu.edu/mac-tex/
& FAQ: http://latex.yauh.de/faq/
TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq
List Archive: http://tug.org/pipermail/macostex-archives/