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Re: use of UTF-8

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-06-02 23:09:47 CEST

Greg Stein wrote:

>Sheesh. Of course I can see it. And it is a very wrong position, when we can
>so *easily* just say "it is UTF-8" and be done with it. That opens up a
>whole world of simplicity and determinism for the applications that will be
>built on top of Subversion.
Um. I'd rather say it opens up a huge can of very hungry carnivorous
worms. While it might be true that you can trust the locale settings on
most machines today (something I'm not at all sure about), you can't
trust programs. On Windows, for instance, I can set notepad as my
$EDITOR, then go and save the log message as UTF-8 or two different
kinds of UTF-16 (big- and little-endian). My locale info says I'm using
codepage 1250. Converting that text would produce ... interesting? ...

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