[tex-live] Problems with non-7bit characters in filename
Klaus+texlivelist at ethgen.ch
Fri Jul 4 01:08:42 CEST 2014
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Am Do den 3. Jul 2014 um 23:46 schrieb Zdenek Wagner:
> > I was pointed to this list to report the following Bug. Please put me in
[Bug in filesystem code]
> Lualatex is right, umlaut characters in latin1 are invalid sequences
Thats true. While latin1 can include every possible character, UTF-8
cannot. (possible as possible to have on the wire)
> in utf-8 but both luatex and xetex work internally in unicode. I am
> not sure whether it is possible to change interaction with file system
> encoding easily.
Why converting the filename at all? The file name is the same on command
line and on the file system. So without any reencoding everything would
> Anyway, many years ago whe I did not use utf-8 in Linux, such file
> name did not work even in OpenOffice.
I never had that problems with latin1 (except with only few software
like luatex). But I had many problems in past with trying to use UTF-8.
However, that personal stuff is good to know but does not help in this
Fact is that even software that uses UTF-8 (or other unicode) internal,
work well in my environment. (Examples: Libreoffice, Gimp, Geeqie, ...
(Geeqie, I am one of the people working on it)) So it must be possible
to do that in lualatex or xetex too.
I did a fast divein to the lualatex code but did not find the current
entrypoint to fix that. There are many indirections around filesystem
code, that I do not know why it is done this way.
Klaus Ethgen http://www.ethgen.ch/
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