[OS X TeX] Wanted: editor with special skills

Martin Berggren martin.berggren at cs.umu.se
Wed Oct 1 17:08:09 CEST 2008

Isn't the usual recommendation these days not to use stuff like  
"r{\'e}sum{\'e}e", but to use résumée together with a proper input  
encoding. I use


(although I've seen that some people don't like that encoding for  

Then you have to use fonts that contained "umlauted" characters, like  
lmodern. The reason for the above is that the pdf file then is  
searchable for words like résumée, which it will not be otherwise.


On Oct 1, 2008, at 16:32 , Dominikus Heinzeller wrote:

> Dear MacTeX Users,
> I am a new member of this mailing list, so please forgive me if this  
> question came up before. I switched to Mac about a month ago,  
> previously using Windows (and Linux for the real stuff like  
> astrophysical simulations). I am very happy with this decision and I  
> also managed to get almost everything running in a similar or better  
> way than before.
> However, I have one specific question concerning a reasonable editor  
> for LaTeX. Under Windows, there is an excellent software called  
> WinEdt, which has one special feature I really need and which I  
> could not find thus far for any editor available under MAC: read-and- 
> write translations. This means that when a file is read from the  
> disk, a certain combination is replaced and displayed with another  
> one. For example, in the ASCII file on the disk there is a text  
> passage "r{\'e}sum{\'e}e". The translation mechanism recognizes  
> {\'e} and converts it into é, producing a résumée in WinEdt. This  
> has the big advantage that the text is readable, spell checking is  
> possible and at the same time, the ASCII file is really platform  
> independent (since it contains only non-special characters). When  
> typing with a French keyboard in WinEdt, I can also use the special  
> characters such as é, which makes typing very fast. The internal  
> translation mechanism converts é back to {\'e} when saving the file  
> on the disk. Along with that, WinEdt provides perfect support of  
> LaTeX features like an IDE and has a very convenient spellchecker.  
> If, by hazard, anyone knows an editor capable of that, please tell  
> me. I am also willing to pay for it in case it is shareware (so is  
> WinEdt). Thank you!
> Best regards,
> Dominikus
> --
> Dr. Dominikus Heinzeller
> Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
> University of Kiel, Germany
> email: dominikus at heinzeller.eu
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Martin Berggren

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