I have released a new version of the LaTeX *ucs* package yesterday, which is version 2.2. It fixes the bug that is described in the TeX StackExchange question *Conflict between ifxetex and ucs under pdflatex/xelatex – why?*.

# Tag Archives: Unicode

# ucs 2.1 soon to appear on CTAN

I have just uploaded version 2.1 of the LaTeX ucs package to CTAN, so it should appear there within the next few days. Some small bugs have been fixed, and mappings for several characters, mostly musical notes and special arrows, have been added. A big thank you goes to Ralf Meyer, who has contributed considerably to this release. Continue reading

# New release of the ucs LaTeX package

The *ucs* package provides advanced support for using UTF-8 as the input encoding of LaTeX files. It goes much beyond the standard UTF-8 support of LaTeX. In particular, it enables you to use non-ASCII characters in the LaTeX input of mathematical formulas. This feature is particularly important for Agda programmers that use lhs2TeX to typeset their code. The lhs2TeX preprocessor relies on *ucs* for typesetting all those mathematical symbols and greek letters that you typically find in Agda code.

The *ucs* package was originally developed by Dominique Unruh. Dominique had stopped working on *ucs* several years ago. In 2011, I took over the maintainer role. Now, I have made a new release – which is the first *ucs* release since 7.5 years. The current version is 2.0. At the time of writing, it is available on CTAN and in TeXLive. Continue reading

# Introduction

So I have finally set up my blog on various things that I am interested in and that are roughly related to my work. In the near future, you should be able to read here about topics ranging from foundations of mathematics to text editors. Continue reading