[OS X TeX] Unicode en-dash problems on XeLaTeX

Chris Lott chris at chrislott.org
Sun Feb 14 16:08:37 EST 2016

On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
> And it's not really a `TeXShop Problem' either! PTeX needs most non-ASCII unicode characters to be encoded as UTF{xxxx} in the file so, if you have the TeXShop->Preferences->Misc->pTeX support->utf export checked, TeXShop is translating the user readable form to the form required by pTeX.
> Sounds like pilot error to me.

Indeed. Thus my quotes around the word "problem" in my self-answer on
the StackExchange site where I posted offensively.

I'm not sure why that preference was checked, though. I'd never heard
of pTeX, and I assume it isn't selected by default on install, but I
don't remember selecting  it.


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