[OS X TeX] Version 1.35c

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun Sep 5 21:35:24 CEST 2004


The error -10660 is (I believe) because the system was trying to launch 
an app that was in the trash (which it's not allowed to do). You hadn't 
deleted the previous TeXShop, only moved it to the trash. Emptying the 
trash or specifically launching the new copy gets around that.

TeXShop shows you an empty window if it fails to read the file using 
the chosen encoding. If your old MacRoman file contained non-ASCII 
characters, they would almost certainly result in invalid byte 
sequences when interpreted as UTF-8, and so the text fails to load. 
(Dick, it would be nice if TeXShop gave an alert in this situation.)

HTH,

Jonathan

On 5 Sep 2004, at 7:50 pm, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> I am sorry to sound like such a bearer of bad news, but I have just 
> been faced with an odd behaviour of TeXShop 1.35c (it may not be 
> specific to that version at all): double-clicking an old TeXShop file 
> from 2001, created with MacOSRoman encoding (while TeXShop was 
> currently set to use UTF-8), I got an error -10660 and TeXShop refused 
> to launch; opening some other files and attempting again to open this 
> file, I was successful but there was only an empty input window where 
> text should have been; opening again some other files, and going back 
> to this very file, suddenly I got a correct input window with text 
> displayed.
>
> I could get no logical pattern out of that succession of events:
>
> - in between opening all these files, I set the default encoding to 
> MacOSRoman and closed and opened TeXShop again, but that did'nt seem 
> to have an immediate effect;
>
> - I noticed the file had creator "" while more recent TeXShop files 
> have creator "TeXs", and changed that with /Developer/Tools/SetFile, 
> but again that didn't seem to have any immediate effect;
>
> - I noticed the file had Macintosh-style line endings while more 
> recent TeXShop files have Unix-style line endings, and changed that 
> with BBEdit, but again that didn't have any immediate effect;
>
> - the only odd thing I noticed with this file is that, in ResEdit's 
> open window (I used ResEdit to check whether the file had a resource 
> fork -- it has none), the file appears with a folder icon instead of a 
> file icon; however, using "ls -l" in Terminal.app the file is 
> confirmed to be indeed a file, not a directory.
>
> Bruno Voisin
>
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