[tex-live] TL2018: UTF-8 characters in file names with pdflatex
zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 10:18:39 CEST 2018
2018-07-25 10:00 GMT+02:00 Dr. Werner Fink <werner at suse.de>:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2018 at 04:44:13PM +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> > Hi
> > > I've several reports about not working UTF-8 characters in file names.
> > > pdflatex -file-line-error -interaction=nonstopmode "\input
> > I guess this is also a consequence of the recent "minor" change in the
> > kernel about switching to a default of utf8, see ltnews.pdf, Issue 28,
> > One needs to use
> > ... "\UseRawInputEncoding \input DieÜbung.tex"
> > With this on my linux it is working.
> > How would dare to have non-ascii file names ... tststs ;-)
> Ohmmm ... strange that switching to utf8 breaks reading files
> which are named with utf8 multi byte characters. I guess that
> now utf8 characters are handled/mapped to the correct font
> character glyph.
pdflatex is an 8-bit SW, it is not Unicode-aware. It is achieved by active
characters which break a lot of things. Almost all my older files ceased to
work with pdflatex and TL2018 .
> And indeed \UseRawInputEncoding before \input does help. Does
> this mean that I've now hack texi2pdf/texi2dvi as well as AucTex?
> Or is it possible that the utf8 based engines also can handle
> utf8 characters in file names (utf8x)
> "Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having
> a peeing section in a swimming pool." -- Edward Burr
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