# [XeTeX] Broken pipe?

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Wed Jul 20 11:51:52 CEST 2005

On 20 Jul 2005, at 10:11 am, Stephen Moye wrote:

>
> On Jul 20, 2005, at 5:02 AM, Stephen Moye wrote:
>
>> Out of the blue this morning I got this error message:
>>
>> This is XeTeX, Version 3.141592-2.2-0.94 (Web2C 7.5.3)
>> entering extended mode
>> (./tiny tomatoes
>> Overfull \hbox (22.96616pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 5--7
>> []\tenrm http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-
>> calcook20jul20,0,2114672,fu
>> ll.story THE CAL-I-FOR-NIA COOK |
>> [1] [2] [3] [4]Broken pipe
>>
>> Background -- I copy something interesting from the press on the
>> web and format it so it can I can read it comfortably on the bus
>> on the way to work. This article came from the LA TImes, and was
>> just text massaged in BBEdit and opened by TeXShop. I've done this
>> any number of times before with no problem. Until today, that is...
>>
>> Whassup? ;>}
>>
>> SGM
>
> Mystery solved. There was a space in the file name. That's what I
> get for bouncing around between the Mac interface and unix all the
> time.

Glad you found the answer. Still, I'd consider this a xetex bug; it
should be able to quote the filename appropriately to prevent this
happening. Somebody else ran into the same issue recently, IIRC.

JK

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