[tex-live] [lltx] Location of recorder file

Philipp Stephani st_philipp at yahoo.de
Fri May 13 13:41:32 CEST 2011

Am 13.05.2011 um 13:15 schrieb Heiko Oberdiek:

> I think, the file name interfaces should be transparent
> in the sense, that all characters are supported and
> the user is only hit by the restrictions of the operating
> system or the file system, but not by artificial restrictions
> by the software inbetween.

I agree, but this will never happen: try to use a Unicode file name on Windows in any engine ... even though they are perfectly legal as far as the operating system is concerned, no TeX processor ever will accept them because fopen doesn't accept Unicode file names on Windows. Either all engines switch to a nonstandard C runtime that interprets file names as UTF-8, or all engines are rewritten to avoid fopen on Windows. Both are extremely unlikely to ever happen.

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