[XeTeX] Typesetting in TeXShop with Xe-ConTeXt

Charles Doherty charles.doherty at ntlworld.ie
Thu Jul 14 22:04:29 CEST 2005

Dear Otared,

Thank you very much for the helpful advice below. I now have  
XeConTeXt accessible through TeXShop. I did have one little glitch:

When I used your syntax     chmod XeConTeXt.engine 755  I got an  
error message. A variant of this command in my Unix manual  
suggested    chmod 755 XeConTeXt.engine and all worked perfectly. I  
am using MacOS 10.4.2. I sending this e-mail in case someone else  
encounters this problem.

Thanks again,
Charlie Doherty

On 5 Jul 2005, at 22:53, Otared Kavian wrote:

> Hi all,
> Some time ago someone asked how to typeset a file with an XeTeX- 
> ConTeXt format from within TeXShop, as opposed from the Command  
> Line Interface.
> I don't remember if we got a definite answer to this demand, but  
> today in the midst of renewing my TeX installation I discovered  
> that this is possible and very simple:
> 1) Create a (text) file called XeConTeXt.engine containing the lines:
> #!/bin/tcsh
> set path= ($path /usr/local/teTeX/bin/powerpc-apple-darwin-current / 
> usr/local/bin)
> texexec --xtx  "$1"
> and save it in the directory ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines. If you use  
> any other "shell" than "tcsh" you should put that shell instead.  
> (The name "XeConTeXt.engine" can actually be "whatYouWant.engine").
> 2) In a Terminal window make this file "XeConTeXt.engine"  
> executable with the command
> chmod XeConTeXt.engine 755
> 3) Reopen TeXShop and a file you want to typeset with XeConTeXt:  
> you'll see in a small menu in the toolbar of the source file, that  
> there is an option with XeConTeXt. Choose this and then typeset  
> your file.
> Note: The above works provided the format cont-en.fmt created with  
> XeTeX sits in the directory
> /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf.local/web2c/xetex
> and the change mentioned in my previous message (see the thread  
> "[XeTeX] ConTeXt and XeTeX set up") has been applied.
> I hope this is helpful...
> Best regards: OK
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