# [NTG-context] International characters in math

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Tue Jun 28 09:28:04 CEST 2005

Radhelorn wrote:
> Hello All!
> I've returned to my experiments with fonts and have a question: is there
> a way to use international characters in math like with LaTeX mathtext
> package? Or even as \text{} in AMS LaTeX?
>
> Is there some documentation on math in ConTeXt except sources?

\starttext

compare $\hbox{\'e\'erste}$ and $\hbox{\tf \'e\'erste}$ and $\mbox{\'e\'erste}$

\stoptext

what you get depends on the encoding of the font in use, here you'l get

compare garbage and okay and okay

so, you don't need any additional package

Hans

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