I tried to process some TEI documents with the Xalan XSLT processor under
Windows XP Professional. The documents are located in my personal
directory whose name contains the special character 'ö'. As far as I can
see, Xalan requires that input parameter values are given as path names
which must be specified as file scheme URLs. Usually I escape an 'ö'
character in such URLs with its Latin-1/Unicode scalar value, which is
'%F6'. This works fine for example with Firefox, but Xalan seems only to
consider the first 7 bit of the escape value, in other words: it accepts
only US-ASCII characters in the file name.
Does somebody know a workaround for this problem other than moving the
documents to a different directory?