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Chapter 7. Fonts and Encodings > 7.11. LaTeX’s encoding models

7.11. LaTeX’s encoding models

For most users it will probably be sufficient to know that there exist certain input and output encodings and to have some basic knowledge about how to use them, as described in the previous sections. However, sometimes it is helpful to know the whole story in some detail, so as either to set up a new encoding or to better understand packages or classes that implement special features. So here is everything you always wanted to know about encodings in LaTeX.

We start by describing the general character data flow within the LaTeX system, deriving from that the base requirements for various encodings and the mapping between them. We then have a closer look at the internal representation model for character data within LaTeX, followed by a discussion of the mechanisms used to map incoming data via input encodings into that internal representation.


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