[texhax] Problem with French composition

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Aug 25 07:46:37 CEST 2009

On  24 Aug, 2009, at 20:56, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> On 24 August 2009 Axel E. Retif wrote:
>> Unlike William, though, I would advise you to use utf8 as the input
>> encoding [``Unicode (UTF-8)'' in TeXShop preferences, ``
>> \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} '' in your LaTeX preamble]. To start  
>> with,
>> Mac OS X uses UTF-8 as the default encoding, and so does Linux and, I
>> think, recent Windows.
> No, Windows still uses the funny "code pages".

I see. I've found this in Wikipedia

( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_code_page ):

> Since the late 1990s, software and systems are increasingly adopting  
> more direct encodings of Unicode, in particular UTF-8 and UTF-16  
> [...] Recent Microsoft products and application program interfaces  
> use Unicode internally, but many applications and APIs continue to  
> use the default encoding of the computer's locale when reading and  
> writing text data to files or standard output. Therefore, though  
> Unicode is the accepted standard, there is still backwards  
> compatibility with the older Windows code pages.

Anyway, I think UTF-8 is the best encoding to use. Recent  
multiplatform (La)TeX editors (Linux, Mac, Windows), as TeXworks and  
TeXmaker, use UTF-8 as default encoding, and so, I believe, recent  
versions of Kile and Emacs 23.



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