[OS X TeX] LaTeX with Chinese Characters

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Oct 20 18:16:06 EDT 2005

On Oct 20, 2005, at 12:06 PM, Jonathan Kew wrote:

> To some extent, it depends on your documents. If you have LaTeX  
> documents that only use standard TeX fonts and LaTeX packages, you  
> may prefer to keep using a standard TeX (or pdfTeX) engine for  
> these. It will be faster (PDF generation in XeTeX is relatively  
> slow at present), and will remain compatible with all standard  
> packages. At this time, some packages (especially those that  
> interact with the output driver, and rely on pdfTeX features or  
> dvips \specials, etc.) are not fully supported in Xe(La)TeX.
> However, you don't necessarily have to change the TeXShop default  
> command. If you add a comment at the top of a file with the form:
> %!TEX TS-program = xelatex
> then TeXShop will automatically use the xelatex engine when  
> typesetting that document, regardless of the default specified in  
> the Preferences dialog. (Similarly for other "engines" that TeXShop  
> offers.)
> JK


And don't forget

%!TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode

to make sure TeXShop assumes UTF-8 encoding when it opens the file.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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