On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 08:20:35PM +0000, Guenter Milde wrote:
> On 2016-09-19, Scott Kostyshak wrote:
> > [-- Type: text/plain, Encoding: quoted-printable --]
> > If I try to compile fr/beamer.lyx to PDF (XeTeX) (using the default TeX
> > fonts) I get the following LyX error:
> >   Could not find LaTeX command for character 'é'. It is suggested to
> >   change the document encoding to utf8.
> This is a very outdated suggestion (and should either be removed or updated).
> In most cases, it only helps to change the encoding to utf8, if you also
> define new Unicode character bindings in the user-preamble.
> Furthermore, with XeTeX and 8-bit TeX fonts, the encoding is ascii - no
> other encoding works with this combination!
> Normally, the é is converted by lib/unicodesymbols to \'{e} and all is fine.
> > This error is from a 'é' in a comment (in ERT):
> > %Pour illustrer le différence entre decouvert et visible:
> ERT is a special case - it is up to the user to ensure proper working.
> > Should the encoding be change?
> No.

OK thanks for the explanation.

> Alternatives:
> * change the comment from ERT to comment

I did not think of this possibility. I like it.

> * invert the test (we already have several cases of inverted:ERT)

Indeed but this one seems easily avoidable (I have not checked the


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