# FAQ overflow

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#### QUESTION

The aim is to generate the .pdf with accented characters (the .tex file has mixed macro and unicode input), in a way that the .pdf text can be copy-pasted.

An example:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{tgpagella}

\begin{document}

Unicode input: ā ī ū ṃ ṅ ñ

Macro input: \=a \={\i} \=u \d{m} \.n \~n

\end{document}



Compiling with pdflatex, the above will visually produce the desired characters, but when you select and copy-paste them from the .pdf, you get

Unicode input: a  ̄ u m n ñ
̄ı ̄ .  ̇
Macro input: a  ̄ u m n ñ



Edit:
Ulrike's answer explains what pdflatex is doing here.

\DeclareTextCommand{\d}{T1}[1]