[OS X TeX] xdvi and/or acrobat reader with darwin ports emacs

Tom Kiffe tom at kiffe.com
Sat Jan 22 13:09:20 EST 2005

On Jan 22, 2005, at 07:55 AM, Curtis Clifton wrote:

> On Jan 22, 2005, at 4:51 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> Am 22.01.2005 um 05:59 schrieb David Arnold:
>>> Now, I want to be able to view my tex file in xdvi via emacs. I'd
>>> also like to set up inverse search, if possible, synching emacs and
>>> xdvi. I'd also like to be able to open a pdf file via emacs in
>>> acrobat reader 7.0.
>> There es no free and native DVI viewer for Mac OS X available, Carbon
>> or Aqua. MacDVIX from Tom Kiffe needs to be licensed (and has it's own
>> Ghostscript that might need changes to its Fontmap to be able to use
>> your own PostScript fonts), and TeXniscope from Massimiliano Gubinelli
>> is free but first converts DVI to PDF, so it's rather a PDF viewer.
> That's just semantics.  Why does it matter what process TeXniscope uses
> to display the dvi document?  Shouldn't a hidden-from-the-user
> conversion for display purposes only matter if that process is too
> slow.  And only the user can judge that.   As far as I know TeXniscope
> supports dvi specials for synchronizing, but I may be wrong as I'm a
> pdflatex user.  I'd appreciate enlightenment as this isn't the first
> time I've seen TeXniscope derided as not being a DVI viewer, and that
> doesn't make sense to me.  (I'm a fan of TeXniscope for PDF viewing.
> Massimiliano has done great work and a great service.)

I didn't realize that the difference between an airplane, a train, and 
an automobile is just
semantics. After all, each can be used to travel from New York to Los 
Angeles. By the above
reasoning we can call an automobile a train or an airplane.


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