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RE: German Umlaute on MAc OSX 10.5 Running SVN 1.4.3 client

From: Dieter Oberkofler <doberkofler.lists_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2008 06:57:14 +0100

What would be a "reasonable" value for the LANG environment variable?
(UTF-8)
Thank you,
Dieter

-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Schmidt [mailto:subversion-2008c_at_ryandesign.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 04:49
To: Stefan Sperling
Cc: Dieter Oberkofler; users_at_subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: German Umlaute on MAc OSX 10.5 Running SVN 1.4.3 client

On Dec 8, 2008, at 17:32, Stefan Sperling wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 06, 2008 at 10:45:57AM +0100, Dieter Oberkofler wrote:
>>
>
>> I having problems when updating a working copy on a Mac OSX 10.5
>> client using svn 1.4.3 (r23084) client running against a repository
>> on a Windows
>> 2003 Server running 1.4.3. When using filenames that contain "German
>> Umlaute" (but I guess it's the same for any other non ASCII7
>> encoding) I get
>> the following type of error:
>> ---
>> Apples-Power-Mac-G5:/MyDev/ljs_app/trunk apple$ svn update
>> svn: Can't convert string from 'UTF-8' to native encoding:
>> svn: examples/ptk_example/mac/test/o?\204?\136a?\204?\136u?\204?\136
>> ---
>> Can anyone help?
>
> This is a known issue.
> See http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2464
>
> For a technical description of the problem, and explanation why it is
> not easy to solve, see:
> http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/notes/unicode-composition-for-
> filenames

Stefan, I agree that is a known issue with non-ASCII filenames when in a
mixed Mac/Windows environment. However, that's not the error message Dieter
reported. Rather, the "Can't convert string from 'UTF-8' to native encoding"
message usually indicates that the LANG environment variable has not been
set to a reasonable value for the system in question.

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