[XeTeX] XeTeX's bug: specifical filename leads to error
norman at astro.gla.ac.uk
Sun Sep 27 13:29:44 CEST 2009
On 2009 Sep 26, at 16:59, Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 26.09.2009 um 07:38 schrieb masterray:
>> I use Ubuntu 9.04 + XeTeX 3.1415926-2.2-0.999.6. When I type
>> 'xelatex vijos\ solutions.tex' or 'xelatex vijos\ solutions.tex '
>> or other similar filenames in Bash, XeLaTeX gives strange error
>> message. I ensure my .tex file is correct and even though 'vijos
>> solutions.tex' is empty, XeLaTeX gives the error message. I think
>> this must be a filename bug of XeLaTeX.
> It was acknowledged to be a bug and is fixed in TeX Live 2009-
> pretest (works quite reliable, needing a proof against this
> opinion). A workaround is *not* to use bash. Tcsh does not show
> this. Another workaround, in bash, is to create a hard-link
> <file_name> of <name with space(s)> and running xelatex on it...
Out of curiousity, is there a pointer to this bug?
I tried to reproduce it (with the same XeTeX version) and failed, and
I'm puzzled thinking of what sort of filename bug could conceivably be
worked around by a change of shell.
Don't go to any trouble, anyone, but if you happen to have a URL to
Norman Gray : http://nxg.me.uk
Dept Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, UK
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