[OS X TeX] Re: ANN: TeXShop Webpage Helper
ramonf at hawaii.edu
Tue Jun 15 13:54:21 CEST 2010
That is a bug with TeXShop, that I never cared to report. Inserting
characters into an empty document via applescript does what you say. I have
tried to get around it in a number of ways, but being merely cosmetic, I
on 6/15/10 1:47 AM, N Shah [via MacOSX-TeX] at
ml-node+5181561-224747391-49831 at n2.nabble.com wrote:
> Hi Ramon,
> Have an odd bug for you. When inserting symbols via the hyperlinked Gratzer
> tables you provided, I noticed the following odd behavior.
> If I open a new (blank) document in TeXShop and then click one of the
> hyperlinks, the text is inserted in the new document in what looks like 10pt
> Helvetica instead of my default editing font. If I then type directly into
> the window, the new text appears in my default font.
> If that isn't weird enough, if I then insert another symbol via hyperlink,
> this new symbol is inserted using my default font. Now if I go and delete
> everything in the window and then insert another symbol, it again uses
> In summary, it appears that when a symbol is inserted into a blank document,
> TeXShop's editing font is not respected.
> - Nirav
> On Jun 14, 2010, at 7:57 PM, Ramón Figueroa-Centeno wrote:
>> > Aloha Hugh,
>>> >> I downloaded your app. It doesn't work on 10.6.3. Double click the Icon
>>> >> and it
>>> >> looks as if it is starting to open and then never does. It just goes
>> > Please read the Read Me. That is what it is supposed to do. Open the
>> > Grätzer Math Symbols Table in TeXShop (included with the download) open a
>> > document in TeXShop and place the cursor in the text where the symbol you
>> > want inserted should go. Click on the symbol in the table, and it should
>> > inserted. Select a character in your text, click on an accent in the table
>> > and it should be applied. The TeXShop Webpage Helper (TSWH) application
>> > translates the click on the link into a command for TeXShop (to the user it
>> > happens "automagically", TSWH works invisibly).
>> > If you care, and the user should not, only people making character and
>> > command tables, what happens is this.
>> > If you click on a link in a document that has the protocol http:// then the
>> > system will try to look for who is the default application to handle the
>> > protocol, i.e., your default browser and open the link in there. Links are
>> > not only addresses to pages but can encode information. For example,
>> > is the Google Maps link to my university. It consists of much more than
>> > <http://maps.google.com <http://maps.google.com?by-user=t> >, as the
>> commands are encoded in the link.
>> > So what TSWH does is register itself in your computer (by virtue of being
>> > the only handler of the protocol available) to handle the texshop://
>> > protocol. Every link in the Grätzer table has instructions encoded for TSWH
>> > to translate into TeXShop "apple events" (applescript commands that TeXShop
>> > understands) that instruct TeXShop to insert symbols and apply accents.
>> > Let me know if this is not clear.
>> > Ramón
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