[OS X TeX] TeXShop: Strange font switch in Leopard

Thomas Rike tricycle222 at earthlink.net
Fri Nov 2 04:11:26 CET 2007

I was expecting to see a flood of replies about this, so I didn't add  
mine. I am editing a book and this is driving me nuts, since this is  
not the "usual behavior" i.e. pre-Leopard. I have the source set to  
Monaco (18 pt). When I split the windows, typing or pasting into the  
top window does not change the font. However, typing or pasting into  
the bottom window changes the input to Helvetica (12pt) with no change  
in the preference pane and ignoring the setting. Since I always type  
and paste into the bottom window, I have been selecting the bottom,  
leaving the split screen, and then pasting what I copied from the top  
screen. Of course, now when I go back to split screen I have to locate  
me previous position again. As I was typing this, I realized that I  
can get around this by always typing and pasting into the top screen.  
I hadn't realized that the font change only took place on the bottom  
screen. I will just change my modus operandi until this gets  
straightened out.

If anyone knows the fix for this, please answer this thread. Are  
Francesco, Gary and I the only ones with the problem? In any case, I  
love Leopard even though a lot of little things are not quite right  
yet. No real problems with TeX, although I did wipe out ghostscript  
not realizing that re-installing MacTeX doesn't install ghostscript.  
GW's i-Installer took care of that without incident.  Thanks for your  

Tom Rike
MacBookPro OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
TeXLive 2007
TeXShop 2.14-svn

On Oct 31, 2007, at 11:27 AM, Francesco Costanzo wrote:

> Dear Dick,
> The default font I use when working on source files in TeXShop is  
> Monaco (14 Pts).  With this in mind, when I split the source window  
> and start typing in the lower pane, the font changes to Helvetica.   
> The font switch did not happen when typing in the upper pane of the  
> split source window.  Gary L. Gray was able to reproduce this  
> behavior.
> We are running TeXShop Version 2.14-svn (2.14) under Leopard.
> Can you look into this problem and see if a fix is possible.
> Thank you for your attention,
> Francesco.

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