[tex-live] Bug#446476: [texhax] Bug#446476: Bug#446476: natbib cannot handle utf8

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Oct 15 13:31:32 CEST 2007

Ralf Stubner <ralf.stubner at web.de> wrote:

> I am not sure, but the time to do this might be better spend extending
> the Unicode-coverage of the UTF-8 implementation in inputenc.sty.
> AFAIK that's the area where ucs.sty is still better than inputenc.sty. 

note that the inputenc utf8.def has definitions for all of the ucs for
which there is "standard" latex font encoding coverage.  unfortunately,
this misses out greek, since no-one seems able to agree on a modern
greek encoding that works with the tex hyphenation algorithm (i don't
know how it goes with classical greek, a language that no-one bothered
to teach me at school :-( )

so a contributed package that provides ucs.sty .def files that work with
inputenc would be most welcome; i don't know how easy it would be -- it
might need to hack into inputenc itself.

note that there are circumstances (one appeared on c.t.t recently) where
inputenc utf-8 works, but ucs.sty doesn't.


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