[OS X TeX] [editors] TextMate

Will Robertson will at guerilla.net.au
Thu Nov 25 22:11:42 EST 2004

On 26 Nov 2004, at 1:26 PM, Richard Seguin wrote:

> But it's also missing support for proportional type. I was able to get 
> a few to display, but it looks terrible. I really don't like working 
> with fixed width fonts. They're all right for programming code, but 
> tiring for paragraph formatted text.

Ah, I hadn't mentioned that. I tend to still use proportional fonts for 
TeX, but I know what you mean. I quite like using a proportional font 
for text and a fixed width font for commands in iTeXMac.

> (If you've never tried it, you should try Georgia. This proportional 
> font has easy to read brackets and braces, unlike a lot of other 
> proportional fonts. Thanks to whoever it was on this list who alerted 
> me to this one a few years ago!)

I don't have it. Is it an old Mac OS 9 font? (I thought I had those, 

> Another thing that it's missing is the navigation that TeXShop and 
> iTeXMac provides us. BBEdit can easily duplicate the tag system in 
> TeXShop, but this editor can't do this yet. Folding may be helpful 
> here, but I don't think it's a substitute.

The bookmarks feature I mentioned can sort of do it, but you're right. 
(I'd like the TeXShop tags feature to be extensible, also.)

At the moment it's not worth switching to TextMate, but I thought I'd 
bring it up because it does have some novel things.


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