[OS X TeX] New? Preference in Mavericks
msharpe at ucsd.edu
Mon Nov 11 13:52:43 EST 2013
On Nov 11, 2013, at 6:41 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> On Nov 11, 2013, at 8:23 AM, Richard Koch <koch at math.uoregon.edu> wrote:
>> Warning in case someone asks:
>> Yesterday a TeXShop user complained that TeXShop on
>> Mavericks converts -- into a dash. Today I got a similar
>> complaint about double quotes.
>> It turns out that on Mavericks,
>> System Preferences --> Keyboard Panel --> Text Tab
>> leads to a preference item I had not seen before, "Use smart
>> quotes and dashes". Turning this off cured the problem.
>> Dick Koch
> Interestingly, that item is checked on my system but I'm not seeing the automatic conversion. I thought it might be because I use a monospace font but changing to Times didn't change things at all.
> Wait... you can change that for an individual applications by (un)checking Smart Quotes and/or Smart Dashes under Edit->Substitutions. I've got them unchecked there.
Just a small clarification. With all items in TeXShop's Edit->Substitutions unchecked, you don't get conversions within TeXShop's main text editor. However, the behavior in the Macro Editor seems to ignore TeXShop's Edit->Substitutions settings and follows the System Preferences --> Keyboard Panel --> Text Tab settings instead. Thanks to Dick for tracking this down.
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