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Re: Some questions...

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-07-16 20:30:58 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> This subject has never been brought up before; I wasn't aware it was
> Subversion's responsibility to deal with every possible unicode
> encoding. You make a good point, though. Subversion definitely
> *could* grow a new "svn:encoding" property, convert encodings to UTF8
> for mergeability, and convert back. It would be a bit of work to
> write this feature, but nothing horrible.
> Still, it still feels like a post-1.0 change to me. Not high priority
> at the moment.

I agree. There's nothing controversial about supporting all unicode
encodings, but it's just a matter of prioritizing. IMHO, we should
tackle this after 1.0, and tell people to use UTF-8 until then.

Obviously not ideal, but then, life *is* pain, as Westley said in The
Princess Bride.

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