CTAN update: ucs

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Sun Aug 14 14:26:32 CEST 2022

David Carlisle submitted an update to the



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


 This update (By David Carlisle, with permission from the original
 authors, Dominique Unruh and Wolfgang Jeltsch) makes

 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

The package’s files themselves can be inspected at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra Rübe-Pugliese


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