# [texhax] special letters in tex

Sylvain Poirier trustforum at gmail.com
Thu Nov 28 15:26:53 CET 2013

Hello. I wrote a text in .tex that I publish in pdf using pdftex, and
I try to have it translated into other languages. I have problems for
recognition of some letters and alphabets by pdftex.
A big problem I face is that every time I make a search, I only get
Here are my specific questions now:

- In Serbian language there is a barred d : đ
I managed to find that I can catch this letter in tex by the command
\catcode145=13  \def^^91{{\dbar}}
However I need to find a definition of this letter \dbar, that in
other places I see called \dj.

Doing an extensive search it seems that in some latex style file there
is a definition
\def\dj{\@ae at compl{158}}

At another place I found

\ifeurotex
...
\def\dj{^^9e}

I would like to know what I can precisely put in the headers of the
file to make it work by pdftex.

Another question is, is it possible for pdftex to recognize the
cyrillic alphabet.