[OS X TeX] encoding and special characters in TexShop
lfsequeira at fc.ul.pt
Fri Sep 15 11:23:04 CEST 2006
> 2. i noticed that iTexMac and Aquamacs display the German Umlaute
> correctly in the editor window. TexShop seems to insist in converting
> them directly in the Tex commands (\"u, etc.) - no matter how the
> document is encoded. Is there a way to teach TexShop the other
> Am I confusing things?
TeXShop has an auto-completion feature that, amongst other things
does what you describe.
You could, as was suggested, turn auto-completion off, but that is
A better way is to edit the file ~/Library/TeXShop/Keyboard/
and remove the undesired entries.
0. Make a backup copy of ~/Library/TeXShop/Keyboard/
autocompletion.plist (Cmd-D in the Finder will do).
1. Quit TeXShop, if it is running
2a. If you have the developer tools installed, double-clicking
autocompletion.plist opens the file in the Property List Editor; just
select the entry for ü (and Ü and whichever you dont' want) and hit
the delete button to delete it (them).
2b. If you don't have the developer tools, then you may open it in a
text editor (such as SubEthaEdit, Smultron, BBEdit, etc) and look for
a bit like
delete this, save the file.
3. Restart TeXShop and enjoy your umlauts.
If you edit in TextEdit, make sure to save as plain text (not rich
In any case, you should keep a copy of the original file (see 0
above), just in case something goes wrong.
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