[luatex] More on loading non-ascii filenames on windows

Patrick Gundlach patrick at gundla.ch
Mon Oct 1 07:47:07 CEST 2018

Hello Mike,

> Am 01.10.2018 um 05:24 schrieb Mike Maxwell <maxwell at umiacs.umd.edu>:
> On 9/30/2018 5:45 AM, Patrick Gundlach wrote:
>> I am still struggling with loading images with filenames on windows. (My test environment is windows 7, 32 bit)
>> I now bypass lua file system to build a file list, so I have all filenames encoded as UTF-8. Now I try to pass a filename to
>> img.scan{...}
>> But as I understand, Windows is not happy about the UTF8 filenames, so what should I do?
> I probably misunderstand what you're doing, but Windows filenames are encoded as UTF-16, not UTF-8.  I would guess that you'd want to convert your UTF-8 encoded filenames to UTF-16 before passing them to some function (although maybe it would be even nicer if that img.scan{} function would do the conversion itself).

I have just learned that LuaTeX on TeXlive does not support these non-ascii filename:


Which really is a pity.


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