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Re: [Issue 2194] Unicde UTF-16 files detected as binary

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-01-06 17:50:43 CET

Peter N. Lundblad wrote:

>On Thu, 6 Jan 2005, [UTF-8] Branko �^Libej wrote:
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>>Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
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>>>Yes, it is more complicated than that, since it is an enconding where a
>>>line break is not one or two bytes, and for some other reasons. Still, I
>>>think we really need to support other Unicode encodings thatn UTF8, like
>>>we support other 8-bit encodings.
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>>It is much more complicated than that. If we're to treat UTF-16 files as
>>text, we have to teach libsvn_diff to do diffs and merges correctly on
>>such files, and possibly enhance keyword expansion and newline
>>conversion, too.
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>Or convert to/from UTF8 as we do with other encodings.
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We don't convert file /contents/ between encodings, we don't even know
which encoding they're in.

>>In short, it's a whole can of worms that probably affects 90% of the
>>client-side code.
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>I can't belive that.
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You don't have to take my word for it, the code is right there.

-- Brane

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