13 May 2003 12:10

## Re: Re: rel-0-7-8; ghostscript errors


for German characters.  It is a nuisance having to edit all those by
hand.

Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm <at> physik.fu-berlin.de> writes:

> On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 09:07:50AM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
> > Axel Thimm <Axel.Thimm <at> physik.fu-berlin.de> writes:
> > > I have some warnings about misplaced sniplets, and somehow the
> > > preamble isn't cached, but I want to make sure these are not due to
> > > my (x)emacs versions, so I'll check against newer emacsen first.
> >
> > With the default circ.tex?  Preamble caching is done with
> > mylatex.ltx, and \begin{document} must be recognizable for it, and
> > the standard file ".tex" must be empty and in the TeX search path.
>
> O.K., I had misunderstood the way preview-latex works. After exiting
> emacs I exspected to find some saved state information, now I've read
> that it is only within a session. After exiting emacs prv_circ.efmt
> and the directory with preview.ps and prev???.png are erased, and I
> hadn't examined the filesystem while running emacs.
>
> It would be nice to keep these across sessions (BTW mylatex seems to
> work only for documents which have \begin{document} in the master
> file, i.e. not \inputed, is that right?

Very probably.

> ). Is that possible?

The manual contains the information:

If you are using the desktop' package, previews will remain
from one session to the next as long as you don't kill your
buffer.  If you are using XEmacs, you will probably need to
upgrade the package to the newest one; things are being fixed just
as I am writing this.

> There are a few problems I still observe in circ.tex:
> o "Einführung" is (the only) section which show both the preview and
>   the LaTeX code underneath it (shifted to the right).

Please report bugs with M-x preview-report-bug RET.  There is no use
in my trying to guess what system you might be running.  I would
suspect that your LaTeX is not 8-bit safe.  Did you use any overrides
during installation?

> o Under xemacs the baseline of inline math is sometimes higher than
>   that of the surrounding text.

This is to be expected with XEmacs versions before 21.4.9.  Since you
fail to include version info, I can't say much more.

> o There seems to be a parsing problem in the third item of
>   "Einführung":
>   + The "y" is displayed left to "\item",

Again, this sounds like you don't have an 8-bit clean LaTeX.  Please,
if you override the defaults, you have to expect just the sort of
problems that are given in the documentation.

The same for more of your problem reports.

> Other that the baseline shift everything can be observed with both
> emacsen (emacs-21.2, xemacs-21.4.8). Hm, bug reports for displayed
> itmes are difficult, maybe I should make a snapshot and post a URL?

XEmacs 21.4.8.  We have this in the INSTALLATION file, we have it in
the PROBLEMS file, we have it in the FAQ under "Requirements".  Shrug.

> > Warnings about "misplaced sniplets"?  That would almost point to
> > error messages getting out of kilter.  With circ.tex?  _Actually_
> > misplaced snippets are often due to a LaTeX that is not 8-bit
> > safe.
>
> No, not with circ.tex, but with a large document I am working
> on. The LaTeX should 8-bit safe, it is from tetex 2.0.2

That means abosolutely nothing if your locale is not set to something
that makes LaTeX 8-bit transparent.  If you had to use the override
during installation, your LaTeX is not 8-bit safe in the environment

> These are the errors:
>
> Parser: Preview snippet 15 out of sequence
> Parser: Preview snippet 64 out of sequence
> Parser: Preview snippet 69 out of sequence
> Parser: Preview snippet 110 out of sequence
> Parser: Preview snippet 165 out of sequence
> Parser: Preview snippet 528 out of sequence
> Parser: Preview snippet 758 out of sequence
>
> There are only a few compared to ~900 snippets (7/900 <= 1%). I think
> it may have something to do with footnotes, as some are either
> footnote symbols or are equations in the vicinity of footnotes.

I would need to take at least a look at the log file to diagnose those.

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