[OS X TeX] automatic superscript braces in TeXShop editor

Don Green Dragon fergdc at Shaw.ca
Sat Feb 18 04:03:39 CET 2012

Hi Herb,


>>> I don't understand? Again, \neq, which is inserted when you type ≠ (Opt-= on a US Keyboard Layout) the Keybindings insert \neq which TeX (not TeXShop) only interprets in math mode.
>> Did not know about Opt-= producing ≠ at least here in Mail.app.
> Howdy,
> Now I'm beginning to understand that what you wanted to do was be able to type those characters on the keyboard so you could use the Key Binding.
> You can see all the things you can type and how to type them by enabling the Keyboard & Character Viewer in the Menu Bar. In system Preferences go to Keyboard->Keyboard and check the Show Keyboard & Character Viewer in menu bar option. This will put a small keyboard icon in you menu bar. When you click on that you'll get a small image of your keyboard. Press the Opt key and the character produced in combination with the Opt key will be displayed. Press Shift-Opt and see those characters. You can slowly learn a few of these keys as you need them.

OoooohhhHH! By accident, I had checked the "Show Keyboard & Character Viewer" but could not find  the icon to open the "Show Keyboard Viewer" until it was discovered hiding under a Canadian flag!  ;--)  Shows all too vividly my ignorance about using a Mac machine. Anyway, I understand now how to create all those characters in the Key Bindings Editor and how to use it. Many thanks for your patience and information.  :-)

Don Green Dragon
fergdc at Shaw.ca

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