[texworks] inputenc error

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at yandex.ru
Sat Jun 8 10:41:07 CEST 2019

** Reinhard Kotucha [2019-06-08 06:27:28 +0200]:

> On 2019-06-07 at 15:56:36 +0000, Taylor, P wrote:
>  > [...] 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 ?
> The short answer is "none of them" in favor of
>   \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
> If you are really forced to use old-fashioned 8-bit input encodings,
> in most cases you would prefer latin9 (ISO 8895-15) because this makes
> more frequently used characters accessible directly from Western
> European keyboards.  For other keyboards one needs other input
> encodings, for instance latin5 for Russian, viscii for Vietnamese,...

For Russian:

  cp1251, cp866, koi8-r, latin5 (ISO 8895-5)

in order of preference decreasing (I usually recommend to use UTF-8). In
some cases the first one is the only possible choice (eg, for amsart class).

> For ISO 8895 specifications consult
>   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO/IEC_8859
> LaTeX converts all non-ASCII characters to LICR (LaTeX Internal
> Character Representation) so that all non-ASCII characters are
> assigned to control sequences.  Thus the choice of a paricular input
> encoding is just a matter of convenience.  If you want to allow users
> to use different input encodings, all strings in macro packages should
> be in LICR.
> The best choice today is definitely UTF-8 and I strongly recommend to
> use it and to avoid national character sets due to their limitations.
> Phil, I'm aware that I don't have to tell you what Unicode is good
> for but you asked on a public mailing list.  Thus the more verbose
> answer.
> Regards,
>   Reinhard
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