[texworks] new binaries for Windows and Mac OS X

Jonathan Kew jonathan at jfkew.plus.com
Mon Oct 27 20:57:04 CET 2008

On 27 Oct 2008, at 3:43 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> On 27 oct. 08, at 06:25, Jonathan Kew wrote:
>> On 26 Oct 2008, at 11:44 PM, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>>> Just installed it. Works fine, except for syntax coloring which is  
>>> completely absent. Is this expected?
>>> I tried to move away TeXworks' Mac OS X preference file  
>>> org.tug.TeXworks.plist and restart TeXworks. That doesn't solve  
>>> the problem.
>> Try removing the TeXworks folder in ~/Library, so that it gets  
>> recreated with default contents. If you have an older configuration  
>> file there that predates the configurable syntax coloring, then it  
>> won't have any settings for this.
> I tried that, but the problem was still there.
> What finally solved it was: going to Preferences > Editor > Syntax  
> Coloring, switching from LaTeX to None, restarting TeXworks,  
> switching the same pref back from None to LaTeX, and whoops: LaTeX  
> syntax coloring is here again.

Hmmmm. OK.... offhand I am not sure why it would act that way but I  
expect there's a reason for it! It would be good to make this more  
reliable, obviously.

> There seems to be problems with the French localization though:  
> after installing this new binary, I had menus partly in French and  
> in English; realized Preferences > General > Interface Locale was  
> English; set it to French; now the menus are totally in French;  
> tried to set Interface Locale back to English again; no effect, the  
> menus are still in French; went to System Preferences >  
> International, set English on top of the language list; no effect,  
> TeXworks won't switch back from French to English.
> I tried throwing away ~/Library/TeXworks and ~/Library/Preferences/ 
> org.tug.TeXworks.plist, and even starting a new session for good  
> measure. That didn't work: TeXworks insists on being all in French!

This is very odd: I have not managed to reproduce this. The intended  
behavior is that TeXworks should always respect the language chosen in  
Preferences / General / Interface Locale, though note that you may  
still see bits of English when a non-English locale is selected  
because the translations might not be complete, and there are a few  
strings (such as syntax coloring and auto-indent option names) that  
are not currently localizable.

If there is no preference file (org.tug.TeXworks.plist on the Mac),  
then TeXworks should look at the system locale on startup, and default  
to this if a matching translation is available. But as soon as you  
pick a language in Preferences, this should override the system locale.

Anyone else experiencing problems like this with language-switching?  
Additional reports would be useful, as there's apparently something  
going on that I don't understand....


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