[tex-live] User names too longs or with diacritics on Windows

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 16:01:13 CEST 2013

2013/4/25 Denis Bitouzé <dbitouze at wanadoo.fr>:
> Le jeudi 25/04/13 à 12h51,
> Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> a écrit :
>> That one fails here as well
>> (glossaries loaded with xindy option)
>> C:\Users\briáøæålongbriáøæåvv\Documents\Test>makeglossaries hest
>> makeglossaries version 2.05 (2012-11-12)
>> added glossary type 'main' (glg,gls,glo)
>> xindy  -L english  -I xindy -M "hest" -t "hest.glg" -o "hest.gls"
>> "hest.glo"
>> *** - PARSE-NAMESTRING: syntax error in filename
>> "C:/Users/bri >'┼longbri >'┼vv\ \"
>>       at position 13
>> x
It seems that xindy does not use relative file names but tries to find
the full file name. If I remember well, xindy is not unicode aware and
uses just bytes, that's why the language modules are compiled and
unicode is not directly used for sorting. The system returns the path
name in UTF-8 but xindy does not understand it.

(The file name reminds me Lille Klaus saying: "Hip, hip, alle mine heste.")

> Also from the command line, or if the file is opened via the 'Open
> file' item?
> --
> Denis

Zdeněk Wagner

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