[tex-live] User names too longs or with diacritics on Windows

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun Apr 14 10:03:59 CEST 2013

Akira Kakuto wrote:

> I have tested by the following program "test.exe".
> test.exe > test.txt
> od -c test.txt
> shows
> 0000000   .   /   C 351   c   i   l   e   .   t   e   x  \r  \n
> Thus kpsewhich exactly returns the given string on windows.
> I think the present behavior is the best.
> Thanks,
> Akira

I don't for one second pretend to understand Akira-san's program
(the C language has, for me, always been completely opaque
and will undoubtedly remain so for the rest of my life) but
at first sight it would appear to be using the ISO-8859-1
character set (i.e., ASCII plus some Western European
characters in the upper 128).  Is it not the case that
Windows operates internally entirely in Unicode, and
should (therefore) the example not also explicitly
use Unicode so as to replicate the effects of how a normal
Windows user would create files and/or directories
containing accented characters ?

Philip Taylor

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