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Re: Problems with accents in filenames

From: <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-11-21 16:36:08 CET

Quoting Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn@vinc17.org>:

> On 2003-11-20 17:16:52 -0600, Ben Gollmer wrote:
> > I don't know what filesystem you are using, but POSIX filesystems
> > store file names as a plain string of bytes. It is up to the user's
> > programs to interpret those strings.
>
> Yes, and they should be interpreted as UTF-8 strings, for the same
> reasons Subversion uses UTF-8 internally...

What on earth ate you talking about?

You seem to be mixing reality and wishful thinking. Yes, it would be so
wonderful if filename encoding on Unix was predictable. However, it's not, and
Unix is not Plan9. If Subversion always treated file names as UTF-8, regardless
of the locale settings, we'd break the Unix client for all the world (except
you, possibly).

Subversion behaves like every other Unix program in existence. Now if Plan9 ever
replaces Unix, your dreams will become reality. :-)

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