[tex-live] Problems with non-7bit characters in filename

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Fri Jul 4 10:40:19 CEST 2014

Am Fri, 4 Jul 2014 10:32:33 +0200 schrieb Zdenek Wagner:

>> But the main question is why lualatex and xelatex in TeXLive can't
>> handle (probably only non-utf8) file names with non-ascii chars *on
>> the terminal*. I can reproduce his problem on Win7:
> The program has to use a system call to find the filesystem encoding
> and convert the filename from the filesystem encoding to the program's
> internal encoding or vice versa. I am not sure whether it can be done
> in lua but definitely not on macro level.

Sure. But we are not on the macro level here but on the "system
call" level. Why can't luatex in TeXlive not handle the system call
to file names correctly?

Ulrike Fischer 

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