[tex-live] xindy doesn't work on windows

Joachim Schrod jschrod at acm.org
Fri Aug 24 10:53:49 CEST 2012

Siep Kroonenberg wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 09:28:21AM +0200, Ulrike Fischer wrote:
>> 3. xindy fails with this default TEMP setting, but not because it
>> can't find the folder at all. I played a bit around with the --debug
>> options and could see that xindy can write to and read from the
>> folder (I could find the temporary files). But somewhere in between
>> it fails to resolve the folder name (when xindy-lisp.exe is called). 
>> Here the output (a bit prettified): 
>> I:\Z-Test>xindy -d script -M texindy -L german-duden orte.idx
>> concatenated xindy input file:
>> C:\DOKUME~1\User\LOKALE~1\Temp\q4tPCCzymR
> I am a bit puzzled. This looks like the short name of a _localized_
> path. On my one localized Windows 7, I only see localized names in
> Windows explorer. In a command prompt I see the real names:
> APPDATA-C:\Users\siepo\AppData\Roaming
> TEMP=C:\Users\siepo\AppData\Local\Temp
> TMP=C:\Users\siepo\AppData\Local\Temp
> USERPROFILE=C:\Users\siepo

I checked the start of the thread. Ulrike uses Windows XP.
There, the dir names *are* localized.

It also answers my previous question if an XP would be sufficient
as a test box for that behavior.


Joachim Schrod, Roedermark, Germany
Email: jschrod at acm.org

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