[OS X TeX] Macintouch report on TeX versus Word

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Jan 25 12:00:40 EST 2009

On Jan 25, 2009, at 10:24 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 25.01.2009 um 16:01 schrieb Jason Davies:
>> I assume that once i'm in XeLaTeX I can 'simply' type accents with  
>> option keys (etc) and it will read them fine?
> I think in the text body you can also use these characters directly  
> since encoding files, loaded from the line \usepackage[utf8x] 
> {inputenc} or \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}, "translate" these Unicode  
> characters to 7- or 8-bit LaTeX forms (which mostly fails for non- 
> Latin!). It can be compared to Ross Moore's xunicode.sty which  
> translates the LaTeX forms to Unicode.


Am I misinterpreting here? You don't need the inputenc package with  
xelatex if you save in UTF-8 since xetex assumes UTF-8 encoding. YOu  
only need to use the inputenc package with (pdf)latex since those  
assume ascii input.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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