[texhax] hyperref bookmarks problem

Jesús Guillermo Andrade jgandradev at me.com
Wed Nov 4 17:31:02 CET 2009

Hi Susan: At first I thought it might have something to do with the  
absence of support for the expected character from the font, but that  
is not the case. Libertine fonts do have support for a very wide set  
of characters and at least, the spanish ones Im using, are fully  
Your assumption regading the encoding sounds right to me. However, I  
just can't seem to find the prick that might be lurking below that is  
transforming the original encoding of the bookmark titles when  
hypperef begins eating them.


El 04/11/2009, a las 11:35 a.m., Susan Dittmar escribió:

> Quoting Jesús Guillermo Andrade (jgandradev at me.com):
>> El 04/11/2009, a las 10:07 a.m., Ulrike Fischer escribió:
>>> At first try if the problem goes away if you delete the unicode  
>>> option
>>> of hyperref (don't forget to run xelatex at least twice).
>> Thanks Ulrike for your kind answer.
>> Ok. I tried compiling without the unicode option. Here's the result:
>> The chinese strange characters have disappeard from the top level
>> bookmarks. Now, the second level bookmarks are just garbled without
>> any coherence.
>> For example, where it says "-bito terrestre/landside" it should say
>> "Ámbito terreste/landside".There are other cropped words all around
>> the bookmark index.
> Well, that is far from completely garbled! To me that looks like it  
> expects
> the bookmark to be utf8 encoded, but somehow another encoding crept  
> in.
> (Here's what I think happens: The 'Á' uses a character which has the  
> 8th
> bit active. In utf8 this means that this and at least the next byte
> together encode one character. I guess this character is chosen  
> then, but
> -- as your font does not support that particular character --  
> replaced by
> the hyphen in the display.)
> So it is still a problem of encoding. Perhaps someone else can help  
> you get
> it all right...
> Hope that helps,
> 	Susan
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