[OS X TeX] XeLaTeX in TeXShop

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu Sep 7 08:51:56 EDT 2006

Le 7 sept. 06 à 14:32, Michael Kubovy a écrit :

> On Sep 7, 2006, at 6:58 AM, Peter Dyballa wrote:
>> Usually when TeXShop is installed it provides its own engine  
>> scripts in /Applications/TeXShop.app/Contents/Resources/TeXShop/ 
>> Engines. You can have your own (versions) in ~/Library/TeXShop/ 
>> Engines. Depending on the TeX source file's header such an engine  
>> can be selected directly, otherwise you have to choose an entry  
>> from the rectangular shaped TeX or LaTeX menu (by default the  
>> second one from the left).
>> The mechanism of selecting directly the right engine from the  
>> source file's contents is implemented in an imperialistic fashion:  
>> only the TeXShop syntax is allowed on these two lines, any more  
>> commented or uncommented text makes it fail for sure ... (either  
>> you obey my law or ... use M$?)
> This is a cryptic (and frightening) comment.

I don't quite get it either.

>> The mentioning of "Display has been set to 0:0" in the console  
>> window seems to imply that you are using some X11 application to  
>> display some output of XeTeX. Why? What is the contents of the  
>> engine you used?
> I installed XeLaTeX via i-Installer. I don't remember installing  
> Peter Dyballa's X11 TeX package (to respond to Bruno Voisin's  
> question). I do have an X11 window open (because I use R for  
> stats). When I compile with my usual settings (first line: %!  
> program = pdflatex), "Display has been set to 0:0" does *not* appear.

Do you have, by any chance, a ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist? Any  
setting there would affect all GUI applications and the subprocesses  
run by them. I don't think that could make TeXShop call X11 when  
compiling a TeX file with the XeLaTeX engine, but who knows?

> Regarding XeLaTeX hanging with \url{}, Bruno says: "This message is  
> a known bug in the latest XeTeX distro (v. 0.995 rev. D). So far  
> the only cure is to compile from source, in case you have the  
> Developer Tools (= Xcode) installed." I am doing this as I write,  
> and will let you know how I fare (it does take time, as Bruno  
> points out).

As Jonathan Kew pointed out when I first reported on my experience at  
compiling XeTeX:

> Le 19 mai 06 à 12:42, Jonathan Kew a écrit :
>> On 19 May 2006, at 11:32 am, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>>> Only problem was, the fan of my 1 GHz 17" PowerBook
>>> G4 has been spinning like mad during most of the compilation.
>> A little regular exercise helps keep your CPU fit and strong! :)

You may also be interested by this thread on the XeTeX list <http:// 

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