[texhax] Problem with \href and german umlauts

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu Mar 6 08:44:14 CET 2008

Lars Brücher writes:

 > I think, the hyperref-package denies the use of german "Umlaute" such  
 > as ä in URLs, but how can I refer to that page? The generated  
 > hyperlink-address is this:

It's not the hyperref package which causes trouble.  Your link works
fine for me.

 > http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taubenschw\protect\unhbox\voidb@x\bgroup 
 > \U at D1ex{\setbox\z@\hbox{\char127}\dimen at -.45ex\advance\dimen@\ht
 > \z@}\accent127 \fontdimen5\font\U at Da\egroup nzchen

Look at the code above carefully.  You are using a 7 bit font which
doesn't contain an "ä".  Instead, it uses \accent in order to put the
dots over the "a".  You cannot search for words containing accented
characters in Acroread either unless you have have real accented

 > Is there any possibility to realize that?

I suppose that you are using Computer Modern, TeX's default font.
Then it's sufficient to put \usepackage{lmodern} into the preamble.
The Latin Modern fonts contain about 1200 real characters, supporting
nearly all latin languages without combining characters by macros.

See also:



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