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Frequently Asked Questions


On Sierra, Jedit X icon on the Dock turns to "?" or is displayed double.
That's a bug of Sierra System. Apple has already noticed this bug and it will be fixed in near future.
To turn around this problem, download Jedit X from our web site and copy only Jedit X application file to your Application folder. If you copy both Jedit X application file and Jedit X folder together, a wrong file attribute is attached to Jedit X application file and the problem will occur.
After updating Jedit X, Jedit X application has been gone from my sysytem.
Since Jedit X Rev.2.51, the install method has been changed. To install Jedit X, you need to drag-copy Jedit X application and Jedit X Folder separately onto your Application folder.
On Sierra, the Inspector bar does not appear at the top of the editing window.
Inspector bar has been supported on the rich text editing windows since OS X 10.7. Unfortunately, Jedit X does not support the inspector bar on macOS 10.12 (Sierra). Use the items of tool bar or ruler to realize simular functions of the inspector bar.
On Snow Leopard, Jedit X documents are opened by TextEdit when double-clicked.
Update Jedit X to Rev.2.16 or later and choose the menu "Jedit X > Preferences > Save" and check the option "Save with Jedit X document icon."
Then the all documents that were saved with Jedit X will be opened with Jedit X even if the default opening application is not Jedit X.
For the documents that were saved with Jedit X Rev.2.15 or earlier, drop those documents onto the AppleScript droplet "Set Open App to Jedit X."
After I updated to Snow Leopard, Jedit X crashes when starting up.
Two possible causes below.
1) Jedit X preferences file is corrupted.
Quit Jedit X completely, move the following Jedit X preferences file to the Trash.
/ Library/Preferences/jp.co.artman21.JeditX.plist
Then restart Jedit X. The settings of Jedit X will be reverted to factory default settings.
On Mac OS X 10.7(Lion), you can open the folder "Library" by choosing the Finder menu "Go" with the option key down.
2) Broken fonts are installed on the font system.
G At the Jedit X start-up, it scans all fonts and creates its own font name table. If some broken fonts or Snow Leopard incompatible fonts exist in the system, Jedit X might crash.
Launch the application "Font Book". Select "All Fonts" in the Collection column. Select all fonts in the Font column. Choose the menu "File > Validate fonts." Then the fonts that cause the crash will be listed up. Remove them and restart Jedit X.
Why is it that line numbers take so long to appear when opening large files?
The program begins calculating the layout when you first open up a file. This operation is performed in the background, and the file is displayed before the calculation is complete. However, the line numbers are displayed only after the layout calculation ends, which means that in large files (1 mb or more) they can take time to appear.
Why is it that when I save documents half-width backslashes are converted to full-width backslashes?
This occurs when the Japanese encoding Shift-JIS X0213 is used with plain text files. To correct this problem, select the Japanese (Mac OS) encoding, then turn the Convert ‘¥’ (0x5c) to Unicode backslash ‘\’ (0x005c) when in Mac Japanese Encoding option in the Encoding tab of Preferences. For more details, see Note For Jedit4 Users in the Jedit X Help menu.
Why is it that the program won’t return hits for line breaks when I perform searches for ¥r using regular expressions?
A: Jedit uses the backslash character (\) as an escape character, not ¥. Also, Jedit uses Unicode for processing, so the code for line breaks is LF, not CF. Therefore, in Jedit X line breaks are represented by \n. For more details, see Note For Jedit4 Users in the Jedit X Help menu.
Why is it that full-width spaces and alphabetic characters are displayed in nearly the same size as half-width spaces and alphabetic characters?
This occurs when using the Osaka Regular font. In Osaka Regular, full-width and half-width characters are displayed at nearly the same size. You can correct this problem by selecting a different font, such as Hiragino.
How to open Jedit4 documents with Jedit X by double-clicking?
Using Finder, you can change the opening application freely.
1) Select a Jedit4 document file in the Finder.
2) Choose the menu File > Get Info. An Info panel for the document will appear.
3) Choose Jedit X for "Open with" application at the middle of the panel.
4) Click the button "Change All", then all Jedit4 documents will be opened with Jedit X.
Why is it that the font reverts to the default font when reading Jedit 4 files?
Carbon and Cocoa handle fonts differently. This means that the font for Jedit 4 files will revert to the default font when the specified font is anything other than Heisei Mincho, Heisei Kaku Gothic, Hiragino Mincho Pro W6, Hiragino Mincho Pro W3, Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro W4, Hiragino Maru Gothic Std W8, Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro W6, Hiragino Maru Gothic Pro W3, Osaka, Osaka Regular Mono, MS Mincho, and MS Gothic.
Why is it that when I press Undo when inputting Japanese, the command affects only one keystroke at a time?
This is a bug in the system (Cocoa’s NSTextView) which occurs when Japanese input is used and when the second or later pages are displayed in Wrap to Page mode. It does not appear in Wrap to Window mode or in the first page of Wrap to Page mode. The same phenomenon appears in TextEdit as well, which uses the same text engine. A bug report has been submitted to Apple.
Why is it that characters won’t line up with the ruler markings?
Ruler markings are spaced according to the font selected in Ruler Character Unit of the General tab in Preferences. If the font selected is, for example, Hiragino Kaku Gothic 12 with a base character of “あ”, then the ruler markings will be spaced according to the size of full-width characters in that font. If the font used is full-width Hiragino Kaku Gothic 12, then the characters will line up perfectly with the ruler markings, but if a different font is used they will not.

In order for both half-width and full-width characters to line up with ruler markings, you must select a monospaced (fixed pitch) font such as Osaka Regular Mono. Proportional fonts (such as Hiragino Kaku Gothic) will match up with the ruler markings for full-width characters, but not for half-width characters. This is because the width of half-width characters depends on the individual character (m takes up more space than n).
What is the difference between the four types of Shift JIS encoding?
There are four types of Shift-JIS encoding available (although you may need to customize the encoding list to see them all).
Japanese (Shift JIS) contains the half-width alphanumeric characters, symbols, and katakana, along with JIS X0208 (JIS 1&2) characters.
Japanese (Mac OS) contains all of Japanese (Shift JIS) along with some Mac-specific symbols.
Japanese (Windows, DOS) contains all of Japanese (Shift JIS) along with some Windows-specific symbols.
Japanese (Shift JIS X0213) contains all of Japanese (Shift JIS) along with kanji specified in JIS 3&4 for a total of 13,000 characters total.
Japanese text created in Classic OS is encoded in Japanese (Mac OS) , so this is the safest option among the various Shift JIS encodings.
Why is it that tables pasted from MS Excel are not converted into tab-delimited text in Jedit X?
When in rich text mode, tables from MS Excel are pasted as character strings with formatting intact, which prevents them from being pasted as tab-delimited text. Therefore, when in rich text mode, you must select Paste as Plain Text from the Edit menu. However, when in plain text mode, you can use the normal Paste command because the formatting information is not carried over anyway.
Why can’t I select Bold or Italics from the Font menu?
You cannot select Bold or Italics when the font in use does not offer those styles. For example, Hiragino Kaku Gothic Pro W3 does not include these. In the OpenType font system of Mac OS X, bold and italics are treated as different fonts. If these fonts are not available, then you will be unable to select them from a menu. (Classic Mac OS used a different system called QuickDraw, which contained bold and italic styles within each font, so this did not occur.)
Why do I get mojibake (“garbage characters”) when pasting or dragging text from Jedit X to other applications?
Jedit X uses Unicode to process text, so conversion is required when pasting or dragging text to applications that do not use Unicode. This conversion is performed in the “pasteboard server.”
When converting from Unicode to, for instance, Shift JIS, Unicode characters that are not defined in the latter will end up as mojibake because they cannot be converted. Jedit X will alert you when saving plain text as Shift JIS that some character information may be lost. If you ignore this warning and save anyway, some characters will be saved as “?”. If you open the file and paste characters into it, they will not mojibake.
Why is it that the font or font size for the entire file changes instead of just the selected area?
Jedit X can handle two types of files, plain text and rich text. Plain text files can save only information related to the text itself, not individual formatting for different sections of text. Therefore, when you change font, size, or text color even for a part of plain text files, the entire file will take on that formatting. Rich text files, however, do allow different formatting elements for different parts of the file, including objects and links. Select Make Rich Text from the Format menu to save individual formatting elements for different parts of your text.
Why can't I use drag and drop? Doesn't Jedit X support it?
Jedit X of course supports drag and drop functionality.
However, the timing used in Cocoa applications differs from that used for Carbon applications, so those used to Jedit4 may have to adjust. In Cocoa applications (including Jedit X), you must hold the mouse button down for about 0.3 seconds before dragging.

This is derived from a difference of drag & drop specification between Cocoa and Carbon .

You can select Cocoa-like or Carbon-like drag & drop timing in the Preferences General "Carbon-like drag & drop Start Timing."

In Carbon, once a text selection is made, the user can't make a new selection by clicking inside the existing selection (the user must deselect first). Any click inside an existing text selection is treated as a start of drag & drop.

By contrast, in Cocoa, the user can make a new selection that starts inside an existing selection by clicking and immediately dragging. To initiate a drag & drop, the user clicks inside a selection then pauses (holds the mouse still) for a very short time.
Why are full-width parentheses and other symbols converted into half-width when copying text into Adobe InDesign CS?
This phenomenon occurs for when copying text into InDesign CS from all Unicode applications, including TextEdit, MS Word, and EgWord. There is nothing Jedit X can do about this.
Why can't I save a file while its file permission is writable?
When saving, in order to assure the data safety, Jedit X writes the text data to a temporary file, exchanges the data between the temporary file and the actual target file and then deletes the temporary file. So you can't save when the permission of the parent directory is not writable because you can't create a temporary file in that directory.
The book mark information was lost when I sent a rich text document with an e-mail.
Jedit X original document properties, such as book marks, header/footer settings and others, are stored in the resource fork of the document file (for more, refer to Chap3, 3.2 of Jedit X Help.)
If you send a rich text file directly as an e-mail attachment, only the data fork will be sent and the information in the resource fork will be lost.
To send the resource fork together, compress the rich text file with StuffIt or Finder menu File>Create Archive and then attach the archived file to your e-mail.
Why is it that I can't control the cursor with my mouse in Jedit X documents?
When the Japanese input program "ATOK" was not compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), you will not control the cursor with your mouser in Cocoa applications, such as Jedit X or TextEdit. Please update your ATOK program from the URL below.
The character size of the Find/Replace field of the Find Panel is too small. How to adjust that character size?
The character size of the Find/Replace field synchronizes with the character size of the plain text default font that is specified at the Preferences>New Document>Font & Color. Change the default font to a larger font.
When double-clicking .doc documents, unintended Jedit X opens the document. How to change the opening application to MS Word for .doc documents.
Using Finder, you can change the opening application freely.
1) Select a .doc file in the Finder.
2) Choose the menu File > Get Info. An Info panel for the document will appear.
3) Choose MS Word for "Open with" application at the middle of the panel.
4) Click the button "Change All", then all .doc documents will be opened with MS Word.
How to remove NULL codes.
While Jedit4 has a menu "Tools > Remove Null code" but Jedit X hasn't because null codes are automatically removed at the phase of text encoding conversion when loading the document.
You can also remove null codes that got into the document by paste or drag & drop operation by using regular expression replace as below.
Find string: \x{00}
Replace string: [void]

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