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

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Jul 6 04:05:52 CEST 2014

On 2014-07-05 at 22:33:26 +0100, Klaus Ethgen wrote:

 > Did you read my Post and the one of Robin Fairbairns? I didn't
 > wrote any about "useless". You said that.
 > I did just show some technical facts about UTF-8. Not more and not
 > less.
 > Pleas stay objective.

Klaus, I must admit that I understand why people can't follow you.

The purpose of LuaTeX is to provide a TeX system which supports
Unicode.  It works like a charm but you deliberately broke it because
you are against Unicode.  So why do you use LuaTeX at all?

And why should LuaTeX support Latin1?  Why don't you simply stick to
ASCII?  You obviously believe in these crappy national 8-bit
encodings.  But please keep in mind that most people (Chinese,
Koreans, ...) need more than 256 characters.

Why, on earth, should LuaTeX make an exception for you?

It's a matter of fact that things don't work for you because you broke
your system deliberately.  You expect that someone provides a
workaround for a problem which you can avoid easily.  Everything works
fine on Unix.  Admittedly, on Windows the situation is worse.


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