[OS X TeX] Re: TeXShop won't open .ps in jaguar - POSIX paths

Sam Broderick sbroderick at mac.com
Sat Oct 12 08:05:30 EDT 2002

Unfortunately this is not limited to just spaces - any special characters
cause problems. This has to do how Apple translates paths taken from the
Finder (or other applications) to a POSIX path of the command line. This can
cause problems in Apple's own software (e.g., Terminal/tcsh and
AppleScript). gs is not at all prepared for "\ " to indicate a space, much
less "o\314\210" to indicate an o with an Umlaut, so gs simply chokes.

I don't think this problem won't go away until the Unix side of things can
handle Unicode. THAT will take a LOT of work...


Sam Broderick

On 10 Oct 2002 06:05:43, "Axel E. Retif" <axretif at att.net.mx> wrote:

> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] TeXShop won't open .ps in jaguar
> From: "Axel E. Retif" <axretif at att.net.mx>
> Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 06:05:43 -0600
> To proof Mr. Voisin theory, I renamed again the file to
> VI_Concurso=97=C1reas_gr=E1fica.ps... and it worked! So he's quite right
> ---it is spaces what you should avoid in your file names.

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