[tex-k] About spaces in file names

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Thu Apr 21 10:05:32 CEST 2005


On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 01:16:45PM -0400, Karl Berry wrote:

>     Is this a known limitation of this spaces handling? 
> I haven't seen it mentioned before, for whatever that's worth (not much).
>     Are there known workarounds? 
> I can't think of one off the top of my head, but maybe Olaf, Thomas, or
> someone else knows more.  I'll look at your test file as soon as I have
> a chance.

Afaik Olaf did somethink regarding TeX. Spaces are supported by
using quotes. However, the problem are now the quotes :-(

Therefore I would appreciate an interface with explicit curly
braces with catcodes 1 and 2, so that all bytes (0-255) can
be expressed inside (example, see below).

>     http://wiki.lyx.org/LaTeX/FilesWithSpecialChars
> Interesting.  Shouldn't it be possible to even use braces in filenames,
> if you reset the catcodes?  (Admittedly this is not practical, but in
> principle ...)

There is already support in pdfTeX regarding images, eg.:

\pdfximage{s1\string{.png} % file "s1{.png"

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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