# [tex-live] Re: [tex-k] TeX finding filenames with spaces

Olaf Weber olaf at infovore.xs4all.nl
Mon Jan 12 17:14:18 CET 2004

Fabrice Popineau writes:
>> Karl Berry wrote:

>>> Interesting.  So the idea is to be able to say \input "foo bar.tex" ?
>>>
>>> That seems worth supporting in general.  I don't see any problems
>>> with it.

>> I think nowadays it is a must.  With Gnome and KDE getting popular
>> people are getting used to spaces in file names even on Unices.

> In this case, I would be glad that Unix people have a look at the patch
> in the texk/web2c/tex-supp-w32.ch file in the texlive source tree. It
> implements this support for filenames with spaces using the same method
> as MiKTeX does (or close to it). I would like to see that not being
> system dependent anymore.

Can we afford for it to be always on (triptest/spirit-of-license-wise)?

--
Olaf Weber

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