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

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-05-30 17:38:52 CEST

Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> writes:
> As I said elsewhere, we decided on UTF-8 for text for everything a long long
> time ago. We wanted to absolutely avoid all this character set nonsense. So
> picking *one* character set (which is theoretically a superset of all
> others) is nice. It helps all users of the libraries.

No, I really don't think this is true.

For example, file contents can be text without being UTF-8! (And
imagine how would people react if Subversion enforced UTF-8 for all
text files.)

We decided it for paths, and that's it.

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Received on Sat Jun 1 14:18:34 2002

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