[tex-live] xelatex + files with non-ascii chars
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Wed Aug 10 12:27:34 CEST 2011
Am Wed, 10 Aug 2011 12:15:03 +0200 schrieb Zdenek Wagner:
> 2011/8/10 Ulrike Fischer <news3 at nililand.de>:
>> When I try to compile a "büro.tex" with xelatex I get a quite
>> curious error (miktex on win xp)
>> I:\Z-Test>xelatex büro
>> This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-0.9997.5 (MiKTeX 2.9)
>> entering extended mode
>> ! Undefined control sequence.
>> <*> b^^?^^³
>> ? x
>> No pages of output.
>> I get a similar error with miktex 2.8 on a win7 (only the umlaut is
>> encoded differently on the terminal).
>> I'm not sure if this a problem of the miktex binary I suspect more a
>> problem in the format files. Could please someone try what happens
>> in TeXLive?
> What is the preamble of your document? What is the encoding of your
> input files?
It is a simple ascii hello-world dokument. But as you can see on the
above output xelatex actually never oppened the document. If I type
enter the next error is a file not found:
This is XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.3-0.9997.5 (MiKTeX 2.9)
entering extended mode
! Undefined control sequence.
! I can't find file `bro'.
Please type another input file name:
>I tried documents in Czech, Slovak, German, Greek, Hindi,
> Urdu, Arabic, and Chinese, processed by various versions of TL on
> Linux i386 as well as x86_64 and Mac and it always worked.
Looks as if at least texlive on linux is not affected. Perhaps it is
after all a miktex error. xetex --ini fails too, so the format can't
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