[OS X TeX] spaces in names

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at iwu.edu
Thu Mar 16 17:03:31 EST 2006

On Mar 16, 2006, at 2:58 PM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

>> This is pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.30.3-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
>> I have TeXshop 2.08 and the Gerben Installation dated 2005/10/09.
> The current version is pdfeTeX 3.141592-1.30.4-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5)
> IIRC the support for file-names with spaces is a recent addition,
> probably after your letest update.

I've got pdfeTeX, Version 3.141592-1.30.3-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.5) and have  
the same problem compiling. I can compile with an older version  
however, 3.141592-1.20a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.3)
So it seems to be a problem with the particular version pdfeTeX.

Btw, everyone here is recommending not using spaces in filenames, but  
IIRC noone has linked  to a reference mentioning this. If this is  
indeed an official recommendation, could someone please link to a  
document mentioning it, so that I can point people to it?

Also, Massimilliano does not use spaces in the filenames himself. He  
is looking into this problem because I asked him about it, because a  
number of TextMate users had problems using pdfsync and TeXniscope  
when the filenames had spaces in them.

I must admit, I believe in this day and age spaces should be  
perfectly allowable as parts of the filenames.

Charilaos Skiadas
Department of Mathematics
Illinois Wesleyan University

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