[XeTeX] Microtypography?

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Tue May 9 10:47:11 CEST 2006

Le 9 mai 06 à 10:02, Joanna Rycko a écrit :

> (It's enough to write: texdoc microtype. And btw I'm using texlive.)

Thanks for the tip. I had always stayed away from texdoc, as I  
thought it was tied to X11 applications (xdvi, xpdf, etc.), which I  
prefer to avoid whenever possible.

However, trying texdoc right now I'm realizing it opens PDF files in  
Preview and DVI files in TeXShop. That is, this is how things work on  
my setup: the man page for texdoc mentions environment variables  
and $TEXDOCVIEW_txt, but I can't find them in the various texmf.cnf  
on my setup. Maybe these variables are overriden by the Mac OS X  
association of file extensions (.dvi, .pdf and so forth) and  
applications (TeXShop, TeXniscope, Preview and so forth)?

That said, it would be even nicer if one could use texdoc without  
having to go CLI, for example if TeXShop would add an item "View TeX  
Documentation..." to its Help menu: the item could present a dialog  
for typing in the name of the stuff (binary, package, etc.) whose  
documentation is looked for, and then texdoc would be launched in the  
background for that name. Or is this functionality available  
somewhere already, and have I missed it?

Given the switch in topic, I'm cc'ing this message to the OS X TeX list.

Bruno Voisin

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