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Re: [Orgmode] Umlauts in LaTeX export

From: Stefan Vollmar
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Umlauts in LaTeX export
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 18:35:07 +0100

Dear Richard,

sitting in front of a German keyboard, writing 


seems to be the obvious solution for modern LaTeX and Emacs versions - you 
could define some shortcut to insert the appropriate Unicode character into 
your text (as your keyboard probably does not feature a "ö" key), or copy/paste 
the Umlauts from another Emacs file as necessary. If you do not need it very 
often, this might be a reasonable alternative. 

Warm regards,

On 03.11.2010, at 16:50, Richard Lawrence wrote:

> Hi all,
> I don't think this is a bug so much as an unfortunate consequence of
> expected behavior, but I wanted to document it here for the sake of
> future mailing list searches, because I didn't find anything about it
> myself.  (If someone has a better solution than the one I propose,
> please clue me in!)
> To add an umlaut/trema/diaeresis to a letter in LaTeX, I use the \"
> command, as in:
> G\"{o}del
> Unfortunately, due to the fact that Org export treats both `{}' and `"'
> specially, this will be exported to LaTeX as:
> G\''\{o\}del
> It isn't sufficient to surround the \"{o} with math mode delimiters, e.g.,
> G\(\"{o}\)del
> even though this will prevent Org from escaping the brackets and
> converting the double-quote, because the command doesn't seem to produce
> output in math mode.  (The compiled file will read "Gdel".)
> So, the work-around I've come up with is to use an \mbox inside math
> mode, which prevents Org from doing the escapes/conversions:
> G\(\mbox{\"{o}}\)del
> A bit ugly, but it produces the correct output.
> Hope that helps someone!  And again, if there's a better way, please let
> me know!
> Best,
> Richard
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Dr. Stefan Vollmar, Dipl.-Phys.
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