### Degree Symbol in Latex

I want to be able to simply enter the degree symbol as ° in my source code. The German keyboard has a key that makes the source more readable. I’m using  pdfLaTeX    from TeXLive 2012, and this minimal reproduction example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{textcomp} \begin{document} Degree symbol in plain text works: 90° is a […]