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Re: Call For Votes: converting log messages to UTF-8

From: Marcus Comstedt <marcus_at_mc.pp.se>
Date: 2002-06-01 02:35:30 CEST

Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:

> "Henrik Svensson" <innotron@telia.com> writes:
> > The problem with this is that a resonable complete subversion client
> > needs to be able to convert between several charsets. And if a text is
> > stored with a (to the client) unknown charset it can not be displayed.
>
> Oh, in the proposal under discussion there, the client *would* know
> the charset, because the server would store an indication of the
> charset as metadata next to the log message.
>
> (Possibly moot now, just pointing it out.)

It would know the _name_ of the character encoding, but it might not
know how to actually interpret that encoding, since it could be
arbitrarily obscure. I don't know if that's what Henrik actually
meant, but it's a valid point anyway. :-)

  // Marcus

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