[OS X TeX] The `%!TEX TSprogram = TeXify' line used in TeXShop ...

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Feb 14 09:33:01 EST 2008

On Feb 14, 2008, at 8:22 AM, John Dann wrote:

> But the TeXShop code then works out file encodings from the line
> endings and stuff for when files are loaded, so these shouldn't have  
> to
> be defined explicitly, no?  Does TeX, or LaTeX need to be told what  
> the
> encoding is by TeXShop when it runs the typesetting task?


Line endings do not make an encoding. It has to do with the number of  
bits used for a character (7, 8, etc.) and how the bits are associated  
with a character (e.g., the code for accented characters will be  
different in different encodings), etc.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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