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Re: SVN Win32 Developers -- need some help

From: eg <egoots_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-05 18:34:51 CEST

Mark Phippard wrote:

>
> Even in his objection Brane said "if this is true". All I (and
> Stefan) am saying is we need a more specific objection. If there are
> real problems that we cannot resolve, then I am sure we would all be
> against this. But we know there are problems with apr_iconv too, so
> let's just understand what the problems are.
>

In an attempt to help here, I have done a bit of hunting around to see
if I could substantiate any publicly reported issues. I have mentioned
the few that I have found in other posts. Stefan has already responded
that these should not be issues for Subversion.

The only other thing I could find for utf8 conversion, relates to
handling of "bad inputs" related to lone surrogate halves when passing
them to WideCharToMultiByte() on older versions of Windows (alluded to
in blog comments from:
http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/2006/01/20/515238.aspx).
Apparently this is tightened up now (on Vista?).

I suspect this is also not an issue for this usage in any case, but
someone else more familiar with svn usage should confirm that.

If there are any issues related to using Win32
MultiByteToWideChar()/WideCharToMultiByte() in place of iconv() under
Windows, I cannot find them. Older versions of Windows (95/98/Me) will
need to install and use the MSLU (Microsoft Layer for unicode).

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