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

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Fri Jul 4 12:56:52 CEST 2014

Am Fri, 4 Jul 2014 18:25:00 +0900 schrieb Akira Kakuto:

>> xelatex Äöü -> crash.
> Try
> xelatex Äöü
> It works for Japanese KANJI file names on Japanese windows.
> I don't know it works for you.
> (the variable only for the engines xetex, uptex, and euptex)

This works for me with xelatex but doesn't help with lualatex.

> If it is convenient, you can write for your personal texmf.cnf:
> command_line_encoding = utf8

I never use non-ascii (and spaces and additional dots) in real
files. I'm testing this things out of pure curiosity ;-)   

Ulrike Fischer 

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