[NTG-context] Having difficulty getting unicode characters to display in ConTeXT output PDF

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Wed Apr 8 19:11:13 CEST 2015

On 04/07/2015 08:40 PM, david.boerschlein at juno.com wrote:
> I am having difficulty getting Unicode characters to display
> correctly in PDF output using ConTeXT. Also, the PDF Bookmarks are
> not showing inthis example.
> ConTeXt  ver: 2014.12.11 12:02 MKIV beta  fmt: 2014.12.15  int: english/english
> I am attaching a minimal example.
> Would you please give me some pointers and put a working
> multi-lingual example on the contextgarden.net website?

Hi David,

this sample (slightly modified from the one Hraban posted before) works
fine with latest beta from 2015.04.08 14:19 (and stable version from
2014.01.03 00:40):


% Enables index in PDF document

% Let us say hello in many languages
    \setupfooter [state=start]
        {\midaligned {\tfc{\WORD{Hello World}}}}
        \section{1. Russian: Привет мир!} Russian: Привет мир! \\
        \section{2. Punjabi: ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ ਦੁਨਿਆ!} Punjabi: ਸਤਿ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲ
ਦੁਨਿਆ! \\
        \section{3. Arabic: مرحبا أيها العالم!} Arabic: مرحبا أيها
العالم! \\
        \section{4. Hebrew: שלום העולם!} Hebrew: שלום העולם! \\
        \section{5. Armenian: Բարեւ աշխարհ!} Armenian: Բարեւ աշխարհ! \\

The FreeSerif font is available from https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/freefont/.

I hope it helps,


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