[OS X TeX] TeXShop engine problem?

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Sat Feb 19 09:17:10 EST 2005

On 19 feb 2005, at 15:01, Stephen Moye wrote:

> I checked permissions, owner and group and they are all the same as  
> other functioning .engine's in the /Engines folder.
> The file is utf-8.

Which file: the script, or the xetex souce? In that case: make it ASCII  
(though it should not make a difference with the characters that are in  
there, but there may be a byte order mark (BOM) in the way).

> XGenealogue (the XeTeX .xfmt used by the Genealogue .engine) works  
> perfectly from the commandline.
> When I attempt to typeset a document using Genealogue (using either  
> the %& mechanism or from the menu -- it does show up there), the log  
> file is blank and nothing happens -- no typesetting is done, but no  
> errors show either. All of the other .engine's (including one I  
> modified for XeTeX specifying legal landscape paper) work ok.

If you run, in the terminal:
     ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/Genealogue.engine yourfile.tex
you should get some more feedback. I'm not sure how TeXShop handles the  
working directory,
but the alternative script below should make that clear.



WD=`dirname "$1"`
FN=`basename "$1"`
echo "Dir=$WD; Filename=$FN"
cd "$WD"
xetex -xfmt=XGenealogue -papersize=14in,8.5in "$FN"
# end of script.

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