I want to write a few phrases in vietnamese, but I can't create all different kinds of accents, dots and other snippets needed. Does anybody know of a package or anything that can do this, and how to use it?
Check out the VietNet distribution at http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/language/vietnamese/vietnet. It converts a modified form of VIQR from a plain file into a TeX document. It's very primitive, but should at least help you figure out how the accents get done. There are probably more advanced packages at TUG (http://tug.org), but as I cannot read Vietnamese I can't try them. There is also a gentleman named Han The^' Thanh, apparently hanging out in TUG, who is said to be the expert on Vietnamese TeX.
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