I was wondering if there is a way to include with the subfiles package, files (in a main tex file) that don't have english names, especially in my case greek, but generally in other languages? I have tried some things, but it doen't give an output. It only outputs όνομα_αρχείου.τεξ.τεξ which is the file's name in greek characters. The file itself is ok, I tested it with the desired preamble to make sure it works. enter image description here EDIT Firstly I am using TexLive2017 (TL2017) in ubuntu 2018, texstudio. So maybe that's the problem. I am posting below a MWE.

The Θέματα.tex file (the main file)

\usepackage[english, greek]{babel}

The Ε9α.tex file which I use above

Αρχιμηνιά και αρχιχρονιά

ψηλή μου δεντρολιβανιά


I will update my TL distribution and comment if the problem is fixed.

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    can you provide a small test file pair that shows the problem. Also are you using pdftex or a unicode tex such as luatex or xetex? Jan 16, 2022 at 10:17
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    Update your TeX distribution, LaTeX as well as the packages you use, and check whether the problem persists. I have seen such an effect before, and it was an interference of the import package with filehooks. import is loaded by subfiles, and filehooks is used by various packages. I think the interference was resolved in recent versions. Otherwise, please do as David suggested: Provide a complete small sample document (with sub-files) that illustrates the problem, such that we can test and experiment with the code.
    – gernot
    Jan 16, 2022 at 15:25
  • I updated my answer with extra details! The good news (as I understand from the comments) is that it is fixable. :-) Jan 16, 2022 at 15:58
  • @ΝικολέταΣεβαστού I've checked your file with a recent distribution, and greek filenames work with the subfiles package if you use a TeX engine fit for Unicode, i.e., xelatex or lualatex. pdflatex will not work. If you use xelatex or lualatex, you have to set up a proper Greek font, which you are probably familiar with anyway.
    – gernot
    Jan 16, 2022 at 19:58
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    @ΝικολέταΣεβαστού How is it going? I'm working on the issue, which is trickier than I thought, so it will take a bit until I can release a tested update of the package
    – gernot
    Jan 21, 2022 at 9:37


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