[OS X TeX] Problems with the index

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Jun 4 04:23:06 EDT 2008

Am 04.06.2008 um 09:39 schrieb BenBehr:

> what is the difference between
> \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} and
> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} without the x

The utf8x input encoding was an experiment Dominique Unruh started it  
years ago. Its aim was to stretch whole Unicode, for which CJK fonts  
and their encodings were also used. This project is now dead (or  
otherwise finished, its use deprecated ...).

The utf8 input encoding is what the LaTeX3 team delivers. A few  
percent of the Unicode BMP are served. You'll need to load a few font  
encodings, it's also recommended to use the textcomp package to have  
many characters defined. Which means: Latin based scripts are  
supported, some Cyrillic, some Greek, all that is standardised in  
LaTeX by font encodings. (Could be in TeX Live 2008 there is some  

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