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##### Re: [opensuse] Can't produce any usable output with LyX
• From: David Haller <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxx>
• Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 01:27:42 +0100
• Message-id: <20080205002742.GA6744@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hello,

On Mon, 04 Feb 2008, auxsvr@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Monday 04 February 2008, David Haller wrote:
Hello,

On Sun, 03 Feb 2008, auxsvr@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Tex doesn't support unicode.

Inputenc supports UTF-8 for quite a while now.

It only supports a subset of UTF-8,

UTF-8 is an encoding of a character-set, not a character-set. And
LaTeX supports a huge part of unicode. The bigger problem is finding
fonts which contain the glyphs.

as Tex wasn't designed to support 16 bit fonts. It's a design
limitation.

TeX uses many different fonts anyway, most traditional fonts are only
7-bit. This has no influence whatsoever on what glyphs LaTeX
supports. E.g. traditional TeX uses 7-bit encodings and 7-bit fonts
and supports many more glyphs (more than latin1 + at least 256 math
signs).

This does work. Probably even spanish accents work, so this may help Carlos.
However, this doesn't mean that unicode is supported, which can be verified
easily by typing the €= (euro character) or characters of most other scripts
in the world.

You need to use packages to support the characters. E.g:

====
\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{textcomp}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\listfiles
\begin{document}
äöüß€óéñõ\end{document}
====

You need textcomp for \texteuro. You'll need CJK or something for
asian characters, etc.

If it doesn't work for you, you're missing something (in the log or a
package or ...).

BTW: I use a quite old TeX (teTeX 2.0.9 IIRC), with some updated
packages. And the above works for me.

-dnh

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