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I am having a bit of trouble finding a solution. When I type (R) TeXShop changes it into circled R. I changed the setting in Language & Text, disabling "Use the symbol and text substitution." However, TeXShop still converts my (R) into circled R. I was not able to find an option in TeXShop. I feel like it is somewhere I just can't find it.

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Which OS and which version of TeXshop are you using? I cannot replicate your problem on Mac OS 10.8.3 and TeXShop 2.47. – Jubobs Apr 6 '13 at 23:43
I too do not see the behavior with TeXShop 2.47 that you are seeing. But, if you changed a setting, I think you may need to restart TeXShop for that setting to take effect. If that does not resolve your issue, please provide details as requested by @Jubobs. – Peter Grill Apr 7 '13 at 0:48
Try the same text in a TextEdit window. If you still get the substitution it's an OS setting, not TeXShop. – Matthew Leingang Apr 7 '13 at 9:51
I went back to Text tab on Language and Text setting. I just checked and unchecked the "Use symbol and text substitution" option, and now it is working fine. – Youngsu Apr 7 '13 at 23:24

Try disabling OS X system-wide Text Expansion in System Preferences -> Language & Text (video). The symbol (R) is substituted by default.

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...or use another editor (Emacs+AUCTeX (!)). – Svend Tveskæg Aug 19 '13 at 19:11
@SvendTveskæg Clearly the best option :P See also tex.stackexchange.com/questions/339/latex-editors-ides. – Sean Allred Aug 19 '13 at 19:24

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