e: [OS X TeX] utf8 problem and one TeXShop bug

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Apr 19 08:40:22 EDT 2007

On Apr 18, 2007, at 8:49 PM, Chabot Denis wrote:

> ... iso Latin 1 can handle my text just fine. In fact the above  
> example compiles fine when encoding is iso latin 1. My pdf output  
> did not make it to the list, you can see the file here instead:
> I don't see any character in this text that should provoke an  
> error. This example came from a 100 page report that compiled fine  
> when encoding was iso Latin 1. It still compile fine if I remove  
> this small table. I don't see what is special about this table.
> For now I'll keep this document in iso Latin 1, it is just more  
> confusing when some of my files are in one encoding and others are  
> in another. With R and Sweave (which allow me to combine R commands  
> within a LaTeX document), I need UTF8 and I thought I'd standardize  
> on this. I guess I can't do this until I understand better what  
> fails with my example.
> Denis


If I open a new document in TeXShop, add the two lines

%%!TEX TS-program = pdflatex
%%!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode

and then copy and paste the document with the table you supply in  
your original post I get an identical table to your pdf file. You  
might have to do a Save As... after changing the encoding.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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