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Re: Encoding of .subversion config files?

From: Peter Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2006-03-03 22:14:17 CET

Philip Martin writes:
> "C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato@collab.net> writes:
>
> >> I'm on the oposite opinion, that we should expect it to be in the
> >> native encoding. In general, we are UTF-8 internally and natie
> >> encoding externally and I think that's what we should be. People
> >> editing their .subversion files will do so in their native
> >> encoding. The best would be if the encoding could be specified at the
> >> beginning of the file, but I don't know if that's feasable.
>
> Who's native encoding applies to /etc/subversion/config? I think it
> has to be UTF8, which means that .subversion/config can only be in the
> native encoding if the code supports reading from both encodings.

It will use the encoding of the current user's locale. If people use
different incompatible locales, then they have a problem. I don't
think we should force UTF8 on people just for this case. Do other
programs do that?

Regards,
//Peter

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