[tex-live] xindy and folders with non ascii chars
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Mon Sep 17 14:21:15 CEST 2018
Due to a question on tex.sx I would like to try to reawake an old
If I copy the test file below on win10 in a folder G:\Z-Test\jürgen
and then run
it fails with the error message
*** - PARSE-NAMESTRING: syntax error in filename
"G:\\\\Z-Test\\\\j³rgen\\\\S1Jt2cb7Dx" at position 13
S1Jt2cb7Dx is the temporary file which (on windows) is created in
the current directory and PARSE-NAMESTRING is imho a clisp function.
Using texindy -d keep_tmpfiles to keep the temporary files and then
looking into them I can see lines like
The temporary file is 8-bit encoded.
So my guess is that the problem is with xindy-lisp.exe:
it either can't handle non-ascii file names at all, or gets confused
by the encoding of the path names in the temporary file.
Is there any chance to solve this problem?
Relocating the tmpfile location to TEMP is imho not a stable
solution: quite often the problem pops up because of user account
names with non-ascii chars.
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