[texworks] inputenc error

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Fri Jun 7 18:22:47 CEST 2019

if the encoding was previously declared in the document then the
document should work unchanged, but if it was assuming the 8bit
characters just start as catcode 12 then add
as the first line of the file which reverts things to the default
settings of older latex (ie those of plain tex)

On Fri, 7 Jun 2019 at 16:58, Taylor, P <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> Jean Hare wrote:
> > Your problem is likely  relative neither to texworks nor to MiKTeX,
> > but to a change in LaTeX itself.
> > Since April 2018, it default the input encoding to UTF-8.
> > see https://www.latex-project.org/news/latex2e-news/
> >
> > Legacy versions used 7-bit encoding, or various  8-bit encoding
> > (in Latex2e with  inputenc package)
> >
> > If you don't already load inputenc,
> >  try adding \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} or
> > \usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
> > this could fix the problem.
> >
> > An for future use, it would be better convert your files to utf-8.
> Thank you for this excellent advice.  I have encounted (apparently)
> identical problems attempt to process legacy LaTeX documents that use
> Silvio Levy's/Claudio Beccari's 8-bit polytonic Greek encoding. Are you
> in a position to advise which variant of \usepackage [latin1] {inputenc}
> / \usepackage [latin9] {inputenc} / \usepackage [latin$n$] {inputenc}
> might best address this issue ?
> Philip Taylor

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