[tex-k] tcx files

Fabrice Popineau Fabrice.Popineau@supelec.fr
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 01:12:15 +0100

I have been reported about something very unexpected when using them.
The problem is that every thing seems to be translated, even some of
the filenames you try to read. The net effect is that something like :

c:\>pdflatex --fmt=pdflatex --translate-file cp850-fr foo

results in "pdflatex.fmt" being translated through the
pack_buffered_name procedure :

@p procedure pack_buffered_name(@!n:small_number;@!a,@!b:integer);
var k:integer; {number of positions filled in |name_of_file|}
@!c: ASCII_code; {character being packed}
@!j:integer; {index into |buffer| or |TEX_format_default|}
begin if n+b-a+1+format_ext_length>file_name_size then
for j:=1 to n do append_to_name(xord[TEX_format_default[j]]);
for j:=a to b do append_to_name(buffer[j]);
for j:=format_default_length-format_ext_length+1 to format_default_length do
if k<=file_name_size then name_length:=k@+else name_length:=file_name_size;
for k:=name_length+1 to file_name_size do name_of_file[k]:=' ';

Probably not something we want ! Unless I'm wrong ?