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

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-05-29 21:35:02 CEST

Marcus Comstedt wrote:

>=?UTF-8?B?QnJhbmtvIMSMaWJlag==?= <brane@xbc.nu> writes:
>>I must have missed this in your earlier patches. IMHO, only path names
>>should be in (transformed to) UTF-8. Property contents, including log
>>messages, shouldn't be touched.
>Hm. Any particular reason? Apart from breaking the "all strings
>passed to libsvn_* shall be UTF-8"-paradigm,
I never heard of such a paradigm. Yes, all _paths_ passed to the svn
libraries should be UTF-8 and canonicalized, but not all strings. I'm
sorry I didn't notice that berfore in your patches. AFAIK we never
discussed canonicalizing anything but paths.

>it would mean that two
>persons, one using a Latin-1 charset and one using an UTF-8 charset,
>wouldn't be able to properly read each others log messages even if
>they are restricting themselves to the common subset of characters.
>Since there are no properties on log messages, how do you propose that
>the actual character encoding for a log message be recorded?
I'd say that problem should be solved by project policy, not by
Subversion. Just like we don't require a particular repository layout.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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