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TeXShell and Unicode

Version 0.67 and 0.68 of the TeXShell support Unicode. This works only on Windows ME, Windows 2000 or Windows XP. There are also some preparations to take care of:

  1. The TeXShell reads and writes Unicode UTF-8 format. Make sure that your TeX distribution can handle this if you want to use Unicode.
  2. Get a proper font, that displays the characters you like to see. Look if your c:\windows\fonts directory contains Arial Unicode MS. If yes, use this font. If no, you can find Unicode fonts at: The TeXShell supports only one font for normal text. So the font should also contain the Latin character set (many fonts do) to display TeX commands.
  3. Install the font on your personal computer. Just copy the font file to the directory c:\windows\fonts.
  4. Tell the TeXShell to use this font. Choose the Options - Appearance menu and select your desired font as Standard.
  5. Choose Unicode UTF8 from the Options menu to enable Unicode handling.

Unicode support is still experimental. So I would like to hear from you to tell me your experiences.
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Dirk Struve, 2006-03-17