[OS X TeX] path names with umlauts

Ross Moore ross.moore at mq.edu.au
Tue Mar 20 12:04:25 CET 2012

Hello Friedrich,

On 20/03/2012, at 9:51 PM, RA Friedrich Vosberg wrote:

> Morning.
> Is there a tool to enable LaTeX and particularly TeXShop to accept umlauts and spaces in path and file names?
> I won't like to change the directory names on my system. A lot of them are the names of my clients, e.g. »Müller, Günther«. When I try to include a PDF file from within /Müller, Günther into another document by using \includepdf{/Müller, Günther/filename.pdf) it doesn't work.
> A workaround could be to use an alias of the file copied into the directory of the target file. But unfortunately LaTeX doesn't work with Mac OS X aliases.

But it does work with Unix soft links, done from a terminal:

  ln -s <target-directory or file>  <local-name>

> Is there a way to make LaTeX more acquainted with Mac OS X Lion and the possibility to use aliases and umlauts or spaces in file and path names?
> Kind regards, Friedrich Vosberg

Hope this helps,


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