[OS X TeX] New? Preference in Mavericks

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Nov 11 15:41:42 CET 2013

On Nov 11, 2013, at 8:23 AM, Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu> wrote:

> Folks,
> Warning in case someone asks:
> Yesterday a TeXShop user complained that TeXShop on
> Mavericks converts -- into a dash. Today I got a similar
> complaint about double quotes. 
> It turns out that on Mavericks,
> 	System Preferences --> Keyboard Panel --> Text Tab
> leads to a preference item I had not seen before, "Use smart
> quotes and dashes". Turning this off cured the problem.
> Dick Koch


Interestingly, that item is checked on my system but I'm not seeing the automatic conversion. I thought it might be because I use a monospace font but changing to Times didn't change things at all.

Wait... you can change that for an individual applications by (un)checking Smart Quotes and/or Smart Dashes under Edit->Substitutions. I've got them unchecked there.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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