I'm stumped. Perhaps someone from this list can help me out with this
Subversion keeps all the log messages in UTF-8 format. This is very
sensible. When you call a console command, the output is converted to the
console's charset. This makes sense too.
Now, on my Windows server, if I call svnlook using PHP's popen command, the
string I get back is, correctly, in CP850. If I want this to be display
correctly on the web page I use iconv to convert it to ISO-8859-1. This
However, on another user's machine (to which I don't have access,
unfortunately) which is a Unix box with the locale in Icelandic, his log
messages are being displayed like this:
T?\195?\179k ?\195?\186t if statement ?\195?\186r index.php sem hvort
e?\195?\176 er gerast aldrei, en ef ?\195?\190?\195?\166r
skyldu gerast er $ID n?\195?\186 h?\195?\182ndla?\195?\176 ?\195?\161 sama
h?\195?\161tt og $LANG, ?\195?\190.e.a.s. ?\195?\190a?\195?\176 er sett
default ef userinn gefur ?\195?\190a?\195?\176 ekki.
It's the UTF-8 encoding, except that the characters are being converted into
human readable numbers. My first assumption was that svnlook was for some
reason returning the string as UTF-8, and that PHP's print function was
printing the characters as above, expanded. That's not the cas however, my
tests have shown that PHP doesn't do such a thing, it happily prints top-bit
set characters as they are.
The implication then is that it's the svnlook command that's returning the
string exactly as shown above, but I don't believe that either. His locale
setup is in ISO-8859-1, so you would expect that svnlook should return
characters in that encoding.
The sequence is:
Use popen to run svnlook, reading one line at a time with fgets.
Store these lines in an array
Does anyone have any idea at what point the UTF-8 encoding could be returned
with the top-set bit characters simply expanded into numeric strings?
Indeed, why should the string be in UTF-8 at all?
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Received on Thu Feb 19 09:52:50 2004