[tex-live] xelatex + files with non-ascii chars

Ulrike Fischer news3 at nililand.de
Thu Aug 11 08:33:17 CEST 2011

Am Wed, 10 Aug 2011 23:03:38 +0200 schrieb Philipp Stephani:

> 2011/8/10 Ulrike Fischer <news3 at nililand.de>:
>> When I try to compile a "büro.tex" with xelatex I get a quite
>> curious error (miktex on win xp)
>> I:\Z-Test>xelatex büro
>> This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-0.9997.5 (MiKTeX 2.9)
>> entering extended mode
>> ! Undefined control sequence.
>> <*> b^^?^^³
>>           ro
>> ? x
>> No pages of output.
>> I get a similar error with miktex 2.8 on a win7 (only the umlaut is
>> encoded differently on the terminal).
> Seems that the XeTeX program doesn't read the command line correctly.
> It should use the UTF-16 functions (GetCommandLineW) or any of its
> wrappers, e.g.
>    int main(int argc, wchar_t **argv)
> using Visual Studio.

Christian wrote in the bug tracker that the problem with xetex will
be solved with the next miktex update. He also claims to have done
something about \input{tüte} in ansinew files. 

Ulrike Fischer 

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