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

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Apr 26 10:36:47 CEST 2013

Something like that

I'm notorious for using the word 'hest' (Danish for horse) as a test word, filename what ever.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: Zdenek Wagner [zdenek.wagner at gmail.com]
Sent: 25 April 2013 16:01
To: Denis Bitouzé
Cc: Lars Madsen; tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] User names too longs or with diacritics on Windows

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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