[OS X TeX] Re: ChkTeX Engine for TeXShop

Ralph Martin Ralph.Martin at cs.cardiff.ac.uk
Mon May 24 22:52:49 CEST 2010

Hi Ramón (Dick, there's a question and a comment for you at the end)

On 24 May 2010, at 9:24:10PM, Ramón Figueroa-Centeno wrote:
> Maybe it is an encoding issue. I saved my copy of the engine in Unicode
> (utf-8) with Unix line endings.

Yes, that seems to have solved my problem.

> Now, I tweaked the engine even further...: 
> http://n2.nabble.com/file/n5095628/ChkTeX.engine ChkTeX.engine

Great. That engine works for me also.

> Also, it seems that TeXShop only parses the first 20 errors when using "Goto
> Error" (after the 20th it cycles back to the first one).

Is this something that can be changed by a hidden TeXShop preference? Perhaps it should be if not...

Also, setting the program to ChkTeX at the top of the file is not really how people will normally want to use ChkTeX, I would suggest. It ought to be a separate menu in the Typeset menu / button, to be run once in a while as an alternative to the regular program - which should not be altered. Dick, what do you think about adding this to some release of TeXshop downstream?

Best wishes

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