[metapost] Umlaute with Metapost

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Mar 24 11:22:42 CET 2005

It looks like your LaTeX is the one that is confused, not your
metapost. I cannot help you with that, sorry (I do not use LaTeX
band also I work with tetex under linux, so am unfamiliar with
miktex anyway).

Greetings and good luck, Taco

Matthias Pospiech wrote:
> Am Donnerstag 24 März 2005 10:10 schrieben Sie:
>>Hi Matthias,
>>Whether or not actual ä or ü works depends on your MetaPost & TeX
>>distribution (it works for me in 'plain TeX' mode, using the
>>mpost and tex executables from tetex 3.0).
>>The following should work unless latexmp.mp does really strange
>>things (but it is clumsy):
>>   histbarlabel_left("f\" & ditto & "acher");
> I tried that. The mp File contains now
> histbarlabel_left("f\"& ditto &"acher\"& ditto &"ubergreifenden Bachelor");
> and results in this in the .tmp file:
> latexmp_picture[13]:= btex \textsize f\"acher\"ubergreifenden Bachelor etex ;
> However in the eps file there are only spaces for the Umlaute as before.
> The system is winxp with miktex.
> What kind of information would be necessary to solve  this problem ?
> Matthias

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