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Re: After directory rename, Frescobaldi doesn't show PDF

From: David F.
Subject: Re: After directory rename, Frescobaldi doesn't show PDF
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2020 15:47:54 -0600

On Jul 3, 2020, at 3:18 PM, David F. <> wrote:

> macOS 10.14.6
> Frescobaldi 3.1.2
> I was working on a song in Frescobaldi.  After renaming the directory that 
> the song is in Frescobaldi no longer shows the PDF for the song after 
> engraving.
> Does Frescobaldi keep track of what PDF file belongs to what input file?  Can 
> that information be flushed?
> I’ve tried to reproduce the problem intentionally, but haven’t had any luck.  
> Any help would be appreciated.
> (Also, I’m posting this to the Lilypond list because none of my message go 
> through on the Frescobaldi list.)
> David

Ok, I’ve narrowed the issue down.  Frescobaldi is having problems with file 
paths that have question marks and accented characters.

Given a file named “” with just this content:

\version "2.19"

\fixed c' { c d e f }

Frescobaldi shows the PDF after engraving if this file is in either of the 
following directories:


But Frescobaldi does not show the PDF if is in a directory named Helló?/

And yes, I use the fully punctuated song titles as the enclosing directory 
name.  macOS handles it, no problem.  I even use bash scripts to process these 
files without a hiccup.  The following are all examples of directory names I 

¡Gloria! ¡Gloria!/
Bendiciones, ¡Cuántas Tienes Ya!/
Señor, ¿Quién Entrará?/

This problem is not present in Frescobaldi 2.20.


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