[OS X TeX] encoding and special characters in TexShop

Claus Gerhardt gerhardt at math.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Sep 15 09:34:43 EDT 2006

It is my understanding that you have to use the special babel[german]  
commands for the Umlaute, like "u instead of \"u, to get proper  


On Sep 15, 2006, at 11:47, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> - To make take use the proper hyphenation pattern, most likely by  
> using the babel package with the appropriate language option (here  
> [german]).
> As soon as an accented character is entered through control  
> sequences, \"u say, you won't get proper hyphenation. Without the  
> babel package, any word containing \"u won't be hyphenated at all  
> (TeX won't consider it as a word). With the babel package, both  
> portions of the word before \"u and after \"u will be hyphenated  
> independently. But in order to get proper hyphenation, you really  
> needs all the steps above.

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