[XeTeX] Re: Some strange error on first run of Plain XeTeX with one OS 9 font

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Sun Feb 26 15:51:24 CET 2006

On 26 Feb 2006, at 2:28 pm, Damlamian, Alain wrote:

> Jonathan,
> I use the latest TeXShop.
> Here is the top of the file with which I had the error message I  
> included in my previous post, till the line calling for the OS 9  
> font. It shows in the first line the command to use XeTeX, as you  
> indicated in your reply.
> Is there some weird problem with this command so it does not work  
> with the first run? (Of course, it not a big deal to retypeset  
> immediately when it works, which is what I have been doing).
> Thanks for your help,
> Alain
> %!TEX TS-program =xetex

I'm not 100% sure, but I think TeXShop may be quite fussy about  
spaces in these special comments. Try including a space both before  
and after the "=" sign:

> %!TEX TS-program = xetex

and see if that makes it more reliable for you.

(Dick, if you're listening: could TeXShop be made more tolerant of  
variations in spacing here?)


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