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Re: Problems with accents in filenames

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-20 14:39:13 CET

On Thu, 2003-11-20 at 07:26, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2003-11-16 18:23:46 -0600, 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.
>
> converted for what? I hope this is just for user interaction (e.g.
> display) and that UTF-8 is still used internally as long as the
> user isn't involved.

Yes. Every svn library function uses UTF8 paths internally, and expects
path arguments to be UTF8. The UTF8 path is only converted to system
locale when a library needs to do user interaction... e.g. display a
path on the console, or create a path in the working copy.

This behavior is a rough definition of 'i18n', right? What we're still
missing is l10n... the ability to produce error messages in different
languages.

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