[OS X TeX] TeXShop tilde not behaving

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Thu Feb 15 13:16:34 EST 2018

Thanks Jonathan,

Yeah. That was the culprit. :/

Wasn’t inadvertent though. I am not in the US and I have always used the international keyboard. It just didn’t do this before.

All good now :)

Dr Alan Litchfield
PO Box 1941
Auckland, New Zealand 1140

> On 15/02/2018, at 22:15, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 15/02/2018 06:53, Alan Litchfield wrote:
>> I’m with you on that one.
>> It is the OS being smart (aaarrrgh). The OS (10.13.3 at least) now assumes every time I use a character such as the tilde, I want it to be an accent.   So type ~ and a vowel and you get ã. But type ˜ and space, you get ~. The same occurs with other characters now too: “ ‘ ` ^
>> Previously, in Mac OS, you would type Option+whatever then the vowel to get the accents.
> Perhaps you've thoroughly gotten to the bottom of this by now, but just in case it's helpful:
> It sounds like you have (inadvertently) switched your keyboard layout (at the mac OS level, this isn't a TeXShop-specific thing) to the "US International" layout, designed for easy access to common accented letters.
> Do you have an icon representing the current layout -- normally a flag -- near the right side of the menu bar? That'll be the input menu, where you can check/change what layout is selected.
> (There's a key combination -- shift-cmd-space or something like that -- to switch among available layouts, so you may have accidentally triggered that, resulting in a change from what you're used to.)
> You should be able to use the System Settings / Keyboard / Input Sources panel to ensure that only the standard U.S. key layout is available (assuming that's the layout you want to use), to avoid accidental changes in future.
> JK

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