[OS X TeX] Configuring TeXShop to use XeLaTeX instead of pdfLaTeX

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Jul 4 13:26:45 EDT 2020

> On Jul 4, 2020, at 12:15 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think I need to switch from pdfLaTeX to XeLaTeX, to avoid various patches required, e.g., between babel and some other packages (including cleveref).
> For the TeXShop pdflatexmk engine, in my document source directory I use the following platexmkrc:
> 	$makeindex = "makeindex -s %R.ist %O -o %D %S”;
> and the following latexmkrc:
> 	# latexmkrc
> 	# Custom dependency and function for nomencl package
> 	add_cus_dep('nlo', 'nls', 0, 'makenlo2nls'); 
> 		 sub makenlo2nls { 
> 			 system("makeindex -s nomencl.ist -o '$_[0]'.nls '$_[0]'.nlo"); 
> 		 }
> Do these need to be modified in any way, or do I need some kind of alternative files, so as to allow using the xelatexmk engine?
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Sorry, I didn't give you an answer to your direct question. The platexmkrc contents need not change in any way. The only difference in these engines is which typesetting processor (pdf/xe/lua)latex is used.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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