[tex-live] TL2018: UTF-8 characters in file names with pdflatex

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 10:58:27 CEST 2018

On 25 July 2018 at 08:07, Dr. Werner Fink <werner at suse.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've several reports about not working UTF-8 characters in file names.
> That is
>   pdflatex DieÜbung.tex
> works but
>   pdflatex -file-line-error -interaction=nonstopmode "\input DieÜbung.tex"
> does not.  As the last line is common used by texi tools and also by
> GNU Emacs AucTex this cause bug reports.  How to (re)enable high bit and
> multi byte character support in the (pdf)(La)Tex engines?  As on older
> TeXLive installation this works flawless.

pdflatex -file-line-error -interaction=nonstopmode "\input

would work, and recent releases of auctex have been updated to work
with such files.

It's possible that we can make

pdflatex -file-line-error -interaction=nonstopmode "\input {DieÜbung.tex}"

with the braced form work but the primitive unbraced \input is very
hard to catch.

> Werner
> --
>   "Having a smoking section in a restaurant is like having
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