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

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Fri Aug 24 11:12:28 CEST 2012

On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 11:00:53AM +0200, Joachim Schrod wrote:
> Martin Schröder wrote:
> > 2012/8/24 Joachim Schrod <jschrod at acm.org>:
> >> Is Windows XP sufficient (I could clone a VM I have arround), or do
> >> I need to install a Windows 7 system?
> > 
> > The shortened names (DOKUME~1) are NOT present on Win7.
> I thought that's a VFAT thing and doesn't depend on Windows version.

If you type e.g. `dir /x c:\' on an NTFS w7 you still get to see
some short names such as PROGRA~1.

> That's why I need to set up a complete new system for tests. I only
> have NTFS-based Windows systems without short names. I don't want
> to change the NTFS registry setting that controls that XP behavior
> in one of my standard workstations either, for the same reason that
> Ulrike doesn't want to change her setting.

I would be lost without virtual machines. Because it takes only
minutes to back up and restore a virtual disk image, you can safely
do any experiment.

Siep Kroonenberg

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