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Re: error :GUILE signaled an error for the expression beginning here #

From: ming tsang
Subject: Re: error :GUILE signaled an error for the expression beginning here #
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 16:00:14 -0400

Hi David Wright,

Thank you for your reply. You are right, this is not essential for my work with lilypond / frecobaldi.  I have made a note to myself to create file location (path) & file names in english only in relation to lilypond/frecobaldi. I have not encountered problems with other  softwares by using non-english characters in location (path) or file name or both.

>"I've no idea what these <> constructions
>are meant to signify. "
I did not enter < .. >. I think my email server is attempting to include the file attachment or links to the file to the email.  When I try to click on it I got :  

This site can’t be reached

勉勵.ly’s DNS address could not be found. Diagnosing the problem.


Thanks again.


On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:53 PM David Wright <> wrote:
On Thu 22 Jul 2021 at 12:12:03 (-0400), ming tsang wrote:
> I guess I will wait for #1379 in frecobaldi user list to resolve.

I hope you're only waiting to be able to double-click in your file
manager, which after all is just a matter of convenience, rather
than necessity.

I don't know what your filemanager looks like, and whether it runs
within a working directory or not, but if so, you could try out
double-clicking where /only/ the directory path is Chinese, but the
actual filename is composed of roman (plain) characters. Under these
circumstances, only the filename needs to be passed to the program,
and the latter could determine the Chinese name of the current working
directory itself. I'm not optimistic, however.

> I use surface pro 4 & window 10; frecobaldi v3.1.3, lilypond v2.23.3.
> [ … ]
> I don't know "Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan)" is UTF-8 or UTF-16.

It's a function of the OS and the filesystem, not the language
(and we're discussing only paths/filenames, not text files etc).
With NTFS, I think UTF-16 has been a permanent fixture since XP.

The actual rules on naming files are quite involved, and I wouldn't
claim to understand their full implications. I can only point to:
I hope these features are not interfering with the interpretation
of your filenames. The same goes for the first paragraph of:

> The following is how one can re-create the problem in window 10.
> e.g.
> 1.   create c:\yming\lily_聖詩
> 2.  then I create file name in frecobaldi    勉勵.ly <>;
> and saved to "c:\yming\lily_聖詩".
> A.  In "file manager" - double click the file name - frecobaldi opens up
> two blank tabs with unreadible tab names.
> B. within "frecobaldi" - file>open ... then nevigate to  location
> c:\yming\lily_聖詩 ; click on file 勉勵.ly <> frecobaldi
> display the file with contents in "勉勵.ly <>." tab.

I've no idea what these <> constructions
are meant to signify.

> Note:  either file location or file name or both contain non english
> characters, "A" happends.


ming (lyndon) tsang

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