[OS X TeX] Unicode en-dash problems on XeLaTeX

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sun Feb 14 22:19:14 CET 2016

> On Feb 14, 2016, at 3:08 PM, Chris Lott <chris at chrislott.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
>> And it's not really a `TeXShop Problem' either! PTeX needs most non-ASCII unicode characters to be encoded as UTF{xxxx} in the file so, if you have the TeXShop->Preferences->Misc->pTeX support->utf export checked, TeXShop is translating the user readable form to the form required by pTeX.
>> Sounds like pilot error to me.
> Indeed. Thus my quotes around the word "problem" in my self-answer on
> the StackExchange site where I posted offensively.
> I'm not sure why that preference was checked, though. I'd never heard
> of pTeX, and I assume it isn't selected by default on install, but I
> don't remember selecting  it.
> c


Not something one would remember. We've had a few instances where folks wanted to default to UTF-8 encoding, saw that setting and assumed they needed to check that box (after all a name like `utf8 export' is sort of tempting).

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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