[OS X TeX] Input encoding question

Nathan Paxton napaxton at fas.harvard.edu
Fri Feb 20 19:26:47 CET 2009

	I don't think it's hard on TexShop, just a matter of doing a Save  
As..., and then changing the encoding in the dialog box there.

	I just caught up on all the postings from overnight (my time zone, at  
least), and I especially enjoyed Dick Koch's super-explanatory and  
thorough explanation of what's going on. That helped quite a lot. I'm  
still not entirely sure why *I* might prefer one encoding to another,  
but at least I understand some of the Latex on Mac reasons for one  
over another.

	For the time being, at least, I will stick with the Apple Mac  
encoding (since I figure there's SOME thought behind TS's defaults)  
and declare it with the \usepackage[applemac]{inputenc} declaration.  
Then, on those occasions when I switch over to Textmate for a while  
(as many of us move back and forth in editors, it seems), I'll just  
try to remember not to save in UTF-8, which is TM's default.

	Thanks for all the illumination, everyone.

Nathan A. Paxton
Ph.D. Candidate
Dept. of Government, Harvard University

Resident Tutor
John Winthrop House, Harvard University

napaxton AT fas DOT harvard DOT edu
If every professor who backed a lunatic politician were to be sacked,  
half the interesting minds in academia would be lost.
	- The Economist, 5 Jan 2002

A morning without coffee is like something without something else.

On 19 Feb 2009, at 11:55 PM, Axel E. Retif wrote:

> On  19 Feb, 2009, at 22:38, Nathan Paxton wrote:
>> 	If that's the case (which I don't doubt), then will TexShop ever  
>> move to UTF 8 as its default encoding? Is there a reason that it  
>> retains applemac as its default?
> Good question. I think Richard Koch will tell us soon.
> Also, if you're interested, BBEdit and its free sibling,  
> TextWrangler, do easily change documents from one encoding to another:
> http://www.barebones.com/products/
> Best,
> Axel
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