I'm using Sublime Text 2 + TeXlive + SumatraPDF (in a win8 PC) to write my documents. I've noticed that, if my directory name doesn't contain special characters, such as é or ã or ç, Sublime compiles and automatically launches SumatraPDF with the resulting PDF. However, if I do have a special character, it doesn't launch SumatraPDF, although it compiles correctly and generates the PDF (but I have to open the file manually).

Is there anyway to enable special characters so that SumatraPDF is launched as soon as the PDF is generated?

Thanks in advance,


  • Try a new binary of the SumatraPDF http://www.math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/~abenori/tmp/SumatraPDF.zip which my friend built by using the synctex_parser_utils.c in the present TeX Live repository. – Akira Kakuto Apr 4 '15 at 23:32
  • Should I just download unzip the file content in the SumatraPDF directory? If so, it hasn't solved the problem – Bernardo Apr 5 '15 at 17:41
  • I misunderstood the issue, sorry. Your problem is in the editor Sublime Text 2. In the new binary of SumatraPDF, very special characters in file names, such as Kanji in japanese windows, can be used in SyncTeX without any problem. The issue solved by the new binary is not your present concern. – Akira Kakuto Apr 5 '15 at 23:53

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