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Re: Problems with accents in filenames

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2003-11-17 19:05:29 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> The repository stores all filenames as UTF8. When you do an 'svn
> checkout', the filenames are converted from UTF8 to whatever locale your
> local system happens to be using. Apparently, your Macintosh is using a
> locale that can't deal with accents.
> The only bug here is that the error message was unclear. We really need
> to fix that. As others have mentioned, it should say something like
> "failure decoding UTF8 path... try setting your locale differently."
> Run 'man locale'.

Or, better, the error message should specify what character had no translation (in hex, for instance), and also show a "best try" ("fuzzy") translation, so that the user has a fair chance of deciding on an appropriate locale.

- Julian

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Received on Mon Nov 17 19:03:47 2003

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