[XeTeX] Strange problem with 0.996 and 0.9995 xetex and File Names.
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Sep 4 17:38:39 CEST 2009
On Sep 4, 2009, at 9:48 AM, John Was wrote:
> Personally I keep strictly to the old 8.3 file-naming rubric.
> Indeed, sometimes the naming process is the only interesting thing
> about a file...
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Herbert Schulz" <herbs at wideopenwest.com
> To: "OS X XeTeX" <xetex at tug.org>
> Sent: Friday, September 04, 2009 3:01 PM
> Subject: [XeTeX] Strange problem with 0.996 and 0.9995 xetex and
> File Names.
>> Someone on the TeXShop Forum came up with a rather strange problem
>> using either xetex 0.996 (or 0.9995 in the TL-2009 pretest)
>> involving file names with spaces in them. Using a file with name
>> `Summary II.tex' the following error was generated
>> ! I can't find file `"Summary II.texSELFAUTOPARENT"'.
>> <*> "Summary II.tex"SELFAUTOPARENT
>> on his system, with a similar error (SELFAUTOPARENT is expanded) on
>> my system. Using `Summary 2.tex' or removing the space,
>> `SummaryII.tex', works fine while `Summary 22.tex' fails.
>> Good Luck,
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
I don't use 8.3 but I use ascii with no spaces; usually something like
LongFileName.tex. I remember getting a nasty note back when I
complained about problems with spaces in file names to the TeXtures
folks back in the 90's since the Mac could easily handle the spaces.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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