"command_line_encoding=utf8" in texmf.cnf on windows?

Akira Kakuto kakuto at w32tex.org
Tue Apr 2 01:27:51 CEST 2019

Hi Karl,

> Although any decision for Windows is not up to me, it sounds scary to
> make such a far-reaching change at this moment. It seems like it would
> be safer to make it after the release, when it can be easily reverted,
> instead of burning it into the final supposed-to-be-stable release.

In W32TeX, I'm distributing small wrappers like
myxetex.exe, etc.,
which putenv command_line_encoding=utf8, and
execute xetex.exe, by removing the prefix "my".
I can add them with simple document (myexename.tex, and myexename.pdf)
as 'wintools'.
Users can use them when they need non-ascii names.
I believe this is the safest way.
What do you think?


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