[OS X TeX] Which encoding should I use?

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Nov 18 23:31:18 CET 2005

Am 18.11.2005 um 22:56 schrieb Maarten Sneep:

> The current teTeX/TeXLive supports file-names with spaces: 
> \input{"file name with spaces or än ümlaut"} (The double quotes are 
> required, and you may need to use the same encoding as the underlying 
> operating system: UTF-8 in the case of Mac OS X, if I'm not mistaken). 
> Try it, I have no idea whether it will work.

This does work as input. But output, i.e. \jobname, is not the same. 
The umlauts, or other diacritics, return as decomposed UTF-8, as ¨a for 
example, in the way the file system stores them. That's either a pity 
or a bug: TeX should know that on Mac OS X it gets confronted with this 
kind of file system data. And convert it itself into the input encoding 
format as given.



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