[OS X TeX] Should I install X11 ?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Jun 23 10:39:31 EDT 2006

Am 23.06.2006 um 11:53 schrieb Franck Pastor:

>>> PD> For me there is one reason (to be correct: two, i.e. two  
>>> different
>>> PD> versions) to install X11: GNU Emacs. There is no better TeX  
>>> editor  around.
>> Why do you prefer the X11 version of Emacs rather than the native  
>> version?
> There is also an Aqua version, which seems to be quite nice :  
> Aquamacs. Comes with AucTeX.

The version that was available until recently was very unstable. The  
new beta from two weeks ago might be better. Adrian Robert described  
a few improvements. I had worked last year with the GNU Emacs 20.7  
based version a long time and was very content with it. It was fast  
and easy to handle, that I almost forgot about the X11 version. But  
it could not have AUCTeX ...

The Aqua side has advantages, like choosing colours, fonts, the  
distance between the lines. But it also has disadvantages: I cannot  
control which font is chosen to display a glyph that is not in the  
main font, this is handled in Aqua. So Unicode encoded files can look  
like graphics.

In July I'll have time to check it again. It's not forgotten!



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