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

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Thu Aug 11 15:51:03 CEST 2011

Le 10/08/2011 23:03, Philipp Stephani a écrit :
> 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.
Yes, this is why the problem is specific to windows: on Unix, a filename is an
opaque string of bytes, so everything works as long as your shell (or file
manager) and your document encode the character as the same string of bytes.


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