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Re: [RFC/PATCH] commit messages not 8-bit compatible

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-05-31 00:48:10 CEST

On Thu, May 30, 2002 at 04:41:44PM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> writes:

> > Karl wrote:
> > > "Subversion log messages may use any charset, so long as no byte in
> > > the message is zero."

> > how does this solve the "i'm writing a gui svn client and i need to
> > shove the log message in a text box to display it" problem. they
> > still need to know the charset to be able to display it correctly, and
> > if we don't provide either a standard char set for log messages or a
> > way to figure out the char set, there is no way to make a client that
> > will work with all subversion repositories automatically.
> It doesn't -- it's not an attempt to solve that problem.

But you *have* to solve that problem. The log message is useless if the
clients cannot know its charset.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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