Jürgen Spitzmüller | 7 Jul 08:08 2015

Re: false positive in test for unencodable preamble

Guenter Milde wrote:
> I assumed this and I answered accordingly (as if you had written literal
> and not literate). 
> My argument, however, is that we may cosider it more useful to encode
> "unencodable" characters into a LICR instead of throwing an error, as for
> LaTeX this is one representation of the given "character entity".

I understood. However, I still think the preamble content should not be 
changed whatsoever. If a user enters invalid content, inform him.


PhilipPirrip | 6 Jul 18:19 2015

flex inset with data from a LyX dialog

Hi there,
I don't think there's currently a way to achieve this, but might be a 
very powerful feature:
Let's say I want to define an inset that needs input from a LyX dialog. 
It could be a new citation inset that'll be used with biblatex, and the 
LyX dialog in question would be the Insert>Citation one.
In general, one would want such insets that use some of LyX's 
infrastructure - be it citation, cross reference, language selection...
I think flex insets have much more to offer and was wondering if there 
were any thoughts of expanding their use throughout LyX. Not all things 
(like the forementioned bib(la)tex citations) have to be hard-coded, 
much could be accomplished with user defined insets and modules... if 
only support for the use of LyX's infrastructure was there.
Any thoughts?

Guenter Milde | 6 Jul 14:33 2015

my first commit to the Git repository

Dear LyX developers,

after years of comments and patches, I just pushed my first commit to the
LyX repository. http://www.lyx.org/trac/changeset/c56f0538a00/lyxgit

This is a minor fix for the clash between marvosym and bbding packages.
Please tell me if something went wrong or should have been done otherwise.
I want to play nice but beg your patience.

If this OK, I would start commiting some more easy fixes.

For http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/9652, however, I would like to know
whether change of the default "LaTeX encoding" for a language in
"lib/languages" is a file-format change.

Thanks, Günter

Scott Kostyshak | 6 Jul 00:43 2015

Use chktex with knitr?

chktex is enabled as follows:

Jerry | 6 Jul 00:42 2015

Build questions for OS X

I am attempting to build LyX on OS X for testing purposes, not distribution.

I have all of the prerequisites installed via MacPorts except possibly Qt, as described below.

I have done the git checkout and am looking at INSTALL.MacOSX.

The download link(s) in INSTALL.MacOSX for Qt are out of date, listing a trolltech web site and a Nokia FTP
site. I found and downloaded a OS X installer from https://www.qt.io/download-open-source/ which
promises to download binaries and source. Will this work? Can I download only binaries? I have not
proceeded with this step because...

...INSTALL.MacOSX says to install Qt 4 but the qt.io site provides an installer only for Qt 5 with a
pre-built option for only 64-bit. Will Qt 5 work? If not, where can I get Qt 4?...

...I already have Qt installed on my machine via MacPorts which reports that I have qt4-mac 4.8.7_0 as the
active installation. qt5-mac 5.4.2 is available but not installed. Will a MacPorts version of Qt work? How?

If anything I have said above makes it look like I have a clue what I am doing it is wrong--I'm at least 50%
clueless here.


Eduard Grebe | 5 Jul 13:31 2015

Re: #7365: Apparently random crash in LyX 2.0.0rc1 on OSX

Unfortunately I don't have Dragondictate either anymore. So I wouldn't be able to reproduce this bug. I suggest closing the ticket.

On Sat, 04 Jul 2015 at 21:31, LyX Ticket Tracker <trac <at> lyx.org> wrote:
#7365: Apparently random crash in LyX 2.0.0rc1 on OSX
 Reporter:  eduardgrebe            |       Owner:  spitz
     Type:  defect                 |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  normal                 |   Milestone:
Component:  frontend-qt4           |     Version:  2.0.0svn
 Severity:  normal                 |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  crash os=macosx qtbug  |

Comment (by stwitt):

 Replying to [comment:14 skostysh]:
 > Replying to [comment:9 vfr]:
 > > Stephan,
 > >
 > > Any reason to leave this bug open ?
 > >
 > > Vincent
 > I have the same question. Stephan, can you still reproduce the problem
 with Dragon Dictate on a recent LyX version?

 I cannot reproduce it because I don't own Dragon Dictate. Eduard, are you
 able to try it with a recent LyX version, please?

 > It would be nice if we had a place to put "interactions with LyX that
 can cause problems". I guess the Wiki is the right place? (I did not check
 if there already is one).

Ticket URL: <http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/7365#comment:17>
The LyX Project <http://www.lyx.org/>
LyX -- The Document Processor
Scott Kostyshak | 4 Jul 14:38 2015

logical cursor movement

I have no experience with how this is supposed to work, but I would like
to confirm that this behavior is expected:

1. In Tools > Preferences > Language Settings, set "Cursor movement" to
"Logical" (by the way, a tooltip here might be useful).
2. Open the attached file.
3. In Arabic, when I press <Right>, the cursor moves right. In English
(the text "ddddddsss"), when I press <Right>, the cursor moves left.

The behavior in (3) is the opposite of what I expected. I expected
<Right> to be interpretted as "forward" and thus move left in Arabic,
and right in English.

Which part of the above logic did I get wrong?

#LyX 2.2 created this file. For more info see http://www.lyx.org/
\lyxformat 495
\origin unavailable
\textclass scrbook
\marginparsep=0.8 cm
\usepackage{hyperref}%لتلوين الاشارات المرجعية وجعل الفهارس
قابلة للنقر


{\markboth{\textbf{\thechapter\ #1}}{}}
{\markright{\textbf{\thesection\ #1}}}
\fancyhead[LO,LE]{\leftmark} %chapter
\use_default_options true
\maintain_unincluded_children false
\language arabic_arabi
\language_package default
\inputencoding auto
\fontencoding global
\font_roman Scheherazade
\font_sans Scheherazade
\font_typewriter Scheherazade
\font_math auto
\font_default_family default
\use_non_tex_fonts true
\font_sc false
\font_osf false
\font_sf_scale 100
\font_tt_scale 100
\graphics default
\default_output_format default
\output_sync 0
\bibtex_command default
\index_command default
\paperfontsize 12
\spacing single
\use_hyperref true
\pdf_bookmarks true
\pdf_bookmarksnumbered true
\pdf_bookmarksopen true
\pdf_bookmarksopenlevel 4
\pdf_breaklinks false
\pdf_pdfborder false
\pdf_colorlinks false
\pdf_backref false
\pdf_pdfusetitle true
\papersize default
\use_geometry true
\use_package amsmath 1
\use_package amssymb 1
\use_package cancel 1
\use_package esint 1
\use_package mathdots 1
\use_package mathtools 1
\use_package mhchem 1
\use_package stackrel 1
\use_package stmaryrd 1
\use_package undertilde 1
\cite_engine basic
\cite_engine_type default
\biblio_style plain
\use_bibtopic false
\use_indices false
\paperorientation portrait
\suppress_date true
\justification true
\use_refstyle 1
\boxbgcolor #ffffaf
\branch branchtest
\selected 1
\filename_suffix 0
\color #faf0e6
\index Index
\shortcut idx
\color #008000
\leftmargin 6cm
\topmargin 2cm
\rightmargin 1.5cm
\bottommargin 1.5cm
\headheight 1cm
\headsep 1cm
\footskip 0.5cm
\columnsep 1cm
\secnumdepth 3
\tocdepth 3
\paragraph_separation indent
\paragraph_indentation 0.5cm
\quotes_language french
\papercolumns 1
\papersides 1
\paperpagestyle default
\tracking_changes false
\output_changes false
\html_math_output 0
\html_css_as_file 0
\html_be_strict false


\begin_layout Chapter
الجزء الاول

\begin_layout Chapter
شرح برنامج ليك

\begin_layout Section
إضافة المراجع الخاصة بالاستشهادات

\begin_layout Standard
نقوم بإنشاء قاعدة بيانات للمراجع وتسمى bib ، ويمكن
\lang american
\lang arabic_arabi
 إنشاءها بعدة برامج اشهرها 

Richard Heck | 3 Jul 18:07 2015

Translations for LyX 2.1.4, and String Freeze

With the work on instant preview now done, we can move toward the 
release of LyX 2.1.4. Please prepare translations by 17 July.

Strings are now frozen in branch.


edu Gpl | 3 Jul 16:41 2015

Re: #9667: Export to lyxhtml

Dear rgheck
thank you

only add :
dir="rtl" like this:
<html dir="rtl" >

and chang "align = left" to "align=right" for titles like (parts,sctions,subsections...).

best regards

2015-07-03 17:28 GMT+03:00 LyX Ticket Tracker <trac <at> lyx.org>:
#9667: Export to lyxhtml
 Reporter:  mandrivagnome  |       Owner:  rgheck
     Type:  defect         |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal         |   Milestone:  2.1.4
Component:  xhtml export   |     Version:  2.1.3
 Severity:  normal         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                 |

Comment (by rgheck):

 I take it that what this means is that Arabic is not being exported right
 to left?
 I take it that there is no mechanism in HTML itself to deal with this. We
 just have to export the string "backwards" (as I'd see it), correct? Is
 there some mechanism in LyX itself to do that? We do manage even mixed
 documents with LaTeX export.

Ticket URL: <http://www.lyx.org/trac/ticket/9667#comment:3>
The LyX Project <http://www.lyx.org/>
LyX -- The Document Processor

Attachment (شرح ليك.lyx): application/x-lyx, 23 KiB
Kornel Benko | 3 Jul 12:26 2015

Fwd: Re: biblatex.module and biber not available

Forwarded to list.

Dear Jess,
if the file 'biblatex.module' were in the correct user dir (and were readable)
then it should be OK.

FYI, I attach the file, please compare the contents.

From: jezZiFeR <jezzifer <at> gmail.com>
Subject: Re: biblatex.module and biber not available
Date: 2015-07-03 10:11:52 GMT

Dear Kornel, dear list,

Thanks again. I have the problem with every of my LyX-files of the past years, that is why I thought, that I should reinstall MacTeX. The mentioned modules do not appear in my document settings. biblatex.module is selected, but ist not available (the text in the brackets says: could not be found).

Is there anything else I might also install to get biblatex/ Biber working?

Am 02.07.2015 um 23:17 schrieb Kornel Benko <kornel <at> lyx.org>:

Am Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2015 um 22:28:10, schrieb jezZiFeR <jezzifer <at> gmail.com>
Thanks you.
I reconfured after every step. Thanks for the path, I thought you meant the usr, but now I put the linked file into the mentioned layouts-folder. I reconfigured again, but the biblatex.module does not appear in my document preferences, and Biber also does not.

Should I maybe reinstall MacTeX completely?

No. It is only a lyx file.

Could this also be an error in my file?

I doubt it.


Start lyx
open any file
look into 'Document->Settings...->Modules'

In your case, it should appear in the 'Selected:' subwindow


Am 02.07.2015 um 22:14 schrieb Kornel Benko <kornel <at> lyx.org>:

Am Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2015 um 22:03:35, schrieb jezZiFeR <jezzifer <at> gmail.com>
Thanks, Kornel,

it is strange, that MacTeX says, that biblatex is installed, and biber also. Both are not available. I reinstalled both now, via teX Live Utility but it did not change anything. I do not really understand where to add the file you mention, because in my usr no layouts-directory exists (OSX10.10.3).

Start lyx.
Look into 'Help->About LyX->Version'.
For me it reads 'User directory: ~/.lyx2.1'

I also checked my old system, there the biblatex.module ist not selected, but biber. Here it does not even appear, so it is not only biblatex.module, but also Biber I could not use. I would prefer Biber, because I have used it in the last year and it worked well. Why does the Biber-module not appear in my document preferences?

After installing you have to reconfigure.
Select 'Tools->Reconfigure'



Am 02.07.2015 um 21:44 schrieb Kornel Benko <kornel <at> lyx.org>:

The error message says it all. Missing file "biblatex.module".
You may want to download it from "http://wiki.lyx.org/uploads/BibTeX/biblatex.module"
to your userdir/layouts directory.


Am Donnerstag, 2. Juli 2015 um 19:29:24, schrieb Steve Burnham <danipo <at> gmail.com>
-Steve Burnham

On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 1:10 PM jezZiFeR <jezzifer <at> gmail.com> wrote:

Dear Steve, dear list,

I also used MacTeX. I use biblatex, because I use Dominik Wassenhovens
Styles. On my last setup this went very well with fiber, which I could not
find in the modules. Here are the minimal example of my LyX and
BibDesk-files, and also the error message, which is in German. BTW: I
reconfigured several times.


Am 02.07.2015 um 19:54 schrieb Steve Burnham <danipo <at> gmail.com>:

I'm running the same setup as you are. I used the MacTeX distribution to
get TeX installed and then I just installed LyX. That is the only software
I had to install. I have only used BibTeX and that has always worked just
fine for me. I don't have any experience with biblatex though. If you want
to send an example file over I'm happy to test it out just to confirm if
there are issues or not but I don't know if I will be much help in the
trouble shooting area.


On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 11:44 AM jezZiFeR <jezzifer <at> gmail.com> wrote:

I have installed TeX and LyX on my new Laptop (OSX10.10) and now LyX
could not find biber or the bib latex.module. In TeX Live Utility biber is
installed, biblatex also is. Do I have to install anything else, or why
could I not find the appropriate modules in document/preferences/modules.

Thanks for help

I can confirm I have the same issue. For the benefit of the forum I'm
attaching a screenshot of the error in English. I also checked my package
repository to see if biber was installed per instructions on the LyX site (
http://wiki.lyx.org/BibTeX/Biblatex) and you can see that it is in fact
installed (also in the screen shot). To me the error gives the impression
that there are just some LaTeX packages missing but I cannot figure out
what in my research.

[image: Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 13.19.06.png]

#A prerequisite for using the biblatex package. This module simply
#enables the author/year citation styles without actually loading natbib.
#Biblatex itself needs to be loaded manually. Cf.

Format 35

# this is biblatex actually
Provides natbib		1
Jean-Marc Lasgouttes | 2 Jul 11:57 2015

Ubuntu Trusty testers needed

Dear all,

Ubuntu trusty 14.04, the long term support version, currently only has 
LyX 2.0.6. While it is not possible in a LTS version to upgrade to the 
latest LyX version[*], it has been decided to update to the latest 2.0.x 
version, that is

This is now accessible in the proposed channel. I encourage all Ubuntu 
trusty users to try out this version, and report any problem on this bug 

Note that the comment "please upgrade to 2.1.3 instead" does not count :)

[*] and this is why Liviu graces us with his excellent lyx-devel ppa !