[OS X TeX] En-us-Wikipedia complaint

Don Green Dragon fergdc at Shaw.ca
Fri Nov 29 23:07:31 CET 2013

Hi Herb,

On 28Nov2013, at 7:55 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:

> On Nov 28, 2013, at 8:39 PM, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at shaw.ca> wrote:
>> Hello All, 
>> The following is at least disturbing behaviour but perhaps is not a bug! Anyway . . .
>> Working with TeXShop 3.26 and Mavericks 10.9 and the 2013 version of MacTex.
>> On opening a source file created using TeXShop 2.47 (???) and Snow Leopard 10.6.8 using the 2012 version of MacTeX, I get the following error message on the console (between the hashed lines)
>> -----------
>> ! LaTeX Error: File `../../../Downloads/En-us-Wikipedia.ogg' not found.
>> Type X to quit or <RETURN> to proceed,
>> or enter new name. (Default extension: ogg)
>> —————
>> The above occurred after a couple of sessions wherein I was fooling around with the dictation device, call with
>> Edit -> Call Dictation. But the «fooling around’’ was in a different file.
>> I have not the faintest idea as to what file "/Downloads/En-us-Wikipedia.ogg» corresponds to nor am I aware that I downloaded such creature.
>> I’ve tried the «Trash Aux Files» trick but that does not help. Ignoring the complaint allows Typeset to complete, but a blank Table of Contents shows up.
>> OH! After many more trials, I’m finding that `sometimes’ a Table of Contents is created, then on the next Typeset it disappears, only to be created again on subsequent Typesets.
>> As best I can recall, the PDF file is not damaged.
> Howdy,
> Is Dictation still turned on? 

No! I have attempted to use Dictation with TeXShop but not with the source file that I complain about.

> I'm wonder if the folder you are working in is 3 deep from your HOME folder so ../../.. is your HOME folder and ../../../Downloads is the Downloads folder in your Home folder.

The  file is located in the directory ~/Documents/AxiomaticCalc/

Not sure how that relates to ../../..

> Have to admit I've never used/trusted ANY dictation device on any system. Does that extra download stop the need to transmit your voice commands to Apple for interpretation? Scares the hell out of me.

The enhanced version operates locally and does not send voice data to Apple. The non-enhanced version does send voice data to some Apple computer which returns the corresponding (!?!?!?) text. Both approaches are amazingly fast. Don’t know why that would «scare the hell out of you», after all when you download stuff from the App Store, Apple can do what it wants with your Mac machine. Upgrades? Same thing! At least with most upgrades you can refuse to install them. But that stuff from the App Store, boom and its downloading.

> Are you sure that you don't have some sort of included file in that document?

Yes, I use included  files all the time. At the moment, the include lines are:


and the above have not been changed since Snow Leopard and TeXShop 2.47 (not sure of number) were in charge. In other words, the described behaviour has shown up only with the arrival of Mavericks and MacTeX 2013 . . . well . . . that’s what I thought until . . .

Ahhhh! Your line above  prompted me to search for "En-us-Wikipedia.ogg» first with Spotlight which referred me to Chapter1.tex. Searching therein I found 


embedded in the source code. Comment out, and bingo, no more complaints from the Console. How did it get there? Hmmmmm!  Obviously, I’m the culprit, but no clue as to how it got in the source code. ;—(

Thanks for the hint. By the way, if strange combinations of the ascii version of double-quote and the right guillemet show up, that is part of the NEW, IMPROVED mail app.  :-)  

don green dragon
fergdc at shaw.ca

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