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Re: Is Unicode / UTF-16 supported

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-09-04 15:06:48 CEST

On Sep 4, 2006, at 13:23, René Vestergaard wrote:

> We are running subversion version 1.2.3 on the server-side and
> prepare to start a development project in Visual Studio Pro 2005.
>
> I have read that there is some issues about unicode text format.
> Are unicode supported in the newest versions of subversion or
> will it anytime soon?
>
> By "unicode supported" I mean that you can use merge/diff and
> that the "automatically merge function" works like it does
> on other text-files.
> Without "unicode supported" and when the files are treated
> as binary files you will offen get conflicts.

No, Subversion does not currently handle UTF-16 as text; it handles
it as binary. This is the relevant enhancement request:

http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2194

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