[OS X TeX] path names with umlauts

Peter Weidenmueller peter.weidenmueller at gmx.de
Tue Mar 20 13:38:08 CET 2012

hi friedrich,

if something will be changed in 10.8 / 10.9 ??

at information-technology, ascii is still the standard 
for operationg-systems, some applications can use unicode.
in the past, there have been many tries to establish
national / european / ... character sets, but did not
survive .
a din / iso char-set was only restricted to some vendors,
but not accepted . iso intechnical terms is nice, but
often more political.

eg iso9000 was created by huge companies to reduce some
mid sized competitors, but more a political decision.
it is most goot profit for organisations, who can 
make certification-tests

best regards

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:22:43 +0100
> Von: RA Friedrich Vosberg <fv at rafv.de>
> An: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>
> Betreff: Re: [OS X TeX] path names with umlauts

> Am 20.03.2012 um 12:40 schrieb Peter Weidenmueller:
> > german umlaut should NEVER be used in information technology.
> > a system patch could make it very hard to access the files / folders.
> > you should use ue instead of ü, ae instead of ä, etc
> > additional special chars should be avoided, too (space, komma)
> > it is better to use '_'. 
> > ascii-char is THE standard, at information-technology. 
> Hmm. I'll give Apple's way of localization a try:
> https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/BPInternational/Articles/LocalizingPathnames.html
> What do you think about this approach?
> Kind regards, Friedrich

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