# CTAN update: ucs

Date: August 14, 2022 2:26:32 PM CEST
David Carlisle submitted an update to the ucs package. Version: 2.3 2022-08-07 License: lppl1.3 Summary description: Extended UTF-8 input encoding support for LaTeX Announcement text:
Update to the ucs package and inputenc [utf8x] option New Support address https://github.com/LaTeX-Package-Repositories/ucs/issues This update (By David Carlisle, with permission from the original authors, Dominique Unruh and Wolfgang Jeltsch) makes \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} act like the standard utf8 option, so has no effect in most cases as UTF-8 is the default encoding in recent LaTeX releases. If the ucs package is explicitly loaded, the original utf8x definitions are used, but ucs.sty and utf8x.def have been updated to use e-tex \protected definitions to make them compatible with Unicode support in LaTeX, notably \MakeUppercase in the June 2022 LaTeX
The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/ucs The package’s files themselves can be inspected at https://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/ucs/
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese
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## ucs – Extended UTF-8 input encoding support for LaTeX

The bundle provides the ucs package, and utf8x.def, together with a large number of support files.

The utf8x.def definition file for use with inputenc covers a wider range of Unicode characters than does utf8.def in the distribution. The package provides facilities for efficient use of its large sets of Unicode characters.

Glyph production may be controlled by various options, which permits use of non-ASCII characters when coding mathematical formulae.

Note that the bundle previously had an alias “unicode”; that alias has now been withdrawn, and no package of that name now exists.

 Package ucs Version 2.3 2022-08-07 Copyright 2000–2001 Dominique Unruh2011–2013 Wolfgang Jeltsch2022 David Carlisle Maintainer David CarlisleWolfgang Jeltsch (inactive)Dominique Unruh (inactive)

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