[OS X TeX] Misc TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Mar 9 23:59:19 CET 2009

On Mar 9, 2009, at 5:52 PM, Richard Koch wrote:

> Folks,
> Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> The extra % (%%! rather than %!) is there only because starting a  
>> file with a line beginning with %! is interpreted by (some?)  
>> PostScript printers as the start of a Postscript File. TeXShop just  
>> doesn't care is the extra % is there.
> TeXShop also recognizes this syntax with a space between the %  
> and !, as in
> 	% !TEX TS-program = luaLaTeX
> This is the preferred form because it avoids %% and the  
> controversial %!. In the next version of TeXShop, the "program",  
> "encoding", and "root" macros will produce this form. The old %!TEX  
> and %%!TEX versions will continue to work in the future.
> Translating TeXShop Help is always in a chaotic state because it is  
> such a thankless task. Users who want to update localized help  
> should write me so they don't duplicate effort, and then proceed.
> Dick


Didn't want to mention that form because I can't remember which  
version of TeXShop introduced that form. If I had to guess it would be  
2.18 but that is pure speculation.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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