# [Tex/LaTex] Antidote 9 with TeXmaker and special characters

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I'm trying to use the Antidote 9 software, a spell checker with TeXmaker. When I copy the text in TeXmaker and paste it in Antidote, all special characters (é, à, è, etc.) are encoded to Ã§, Ã©, Ã¨, etc.

Anybody know why ?

A workaround suggested in Antidote 9 guide for windows is to open the .tex file with another intermediate editor and copy-paste it into Antidote’s internal editor. I had the same problem and could solve it with the default windows notepad.
Depending on how your latex file is encoded, you may have to first encode it in utf-8 (in TexMaker, go to the Edit menu and select Setup Encoding...)