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

From: Hontvari Jozsef <hontvari_at_solware.com>
Date: 2002-06-04 02:48:20 CEST

Brane Čibej
> But you /can/ do exactly that on Windows. Even worse, you can change the
> input locale used by any program on the fly, without touching the system
> locale, and there is *no* way for the svn client (that only sees the
> system locale, and the contents of a file) to figure out what happened.

You can fool all three of the proposed systems in this way (UTF-8, email,
binary). But if you consider this then you are optimizing for a user who
works hard to fool the system - instead of the user who simply wants to use
it in an international environment. That is a question of specification, it
must be stated that svn command line client expects any log message in the
system locale (if not specified otherwise, especially "UTF-8 already" can be
a useful option theoretically).

If somebody worries about the possible data loss: you can recover the
original data from all three systems. Email and binary stores the original
byte stream, UTF-8 is reversible.

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