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Re: Non Ascii chars in paths cause trouble

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2004-09-21 11:50:10 CEST

Hi Folks,

A month ago, I asked a question about non ascii chars in dumpfiles,
which caused problems when displaying them. Now I'm up the proverbial
creek without the proverbial paddle, because I'm trying to migrate old
repositories to a 1.1 server to be prepared when 1.1 is released.

The problem is: "My German characters are scrambled"

Source system:
- Suse Linux 8
- Subversion 0.32.1
- BerkeleyDB 4.0.14
- commits made by several clients (mostly TortoiseSVN) built against svn
versions ranging from pre 0.32 to 1.1.0.rc3

Target system:
- Suse Linux 9
- Subversion 1.1.0RC3
- BerkeleyDB 4.2.52

On the source system:
Attached is a snippet of the created dumpfile copied from vi. As you can
see, the Umlaut 'ö'='oe' in the log message "Böse Welt, ob das gut geht"
is scrambled, but the characters in Node-path: tags/Umlautname_Ä_Ö_Ü
look 'proper'.

'svnlook log -r40' displays the log message properly
'svnlook changed -r40' fails with the following error:
svn: Invalid argument
svn: failure during string recoding
Checking out the tags fails with an 'in

Revision-number: 40
Prop-content-length: 129
Content-length: 129

K 7
V 28
Böse Welt, ob das gut geht?
K 10
V 6
K 8
V 27

Node-path: tags/Umlautname_Ä_Ö_Ü
Node-kind: dir
Node-action: add
Node-copyfrom-rev: 37
Node-copyfrom-path: trunk

On the target system:
When I scp this this dumpfile to the target system and load it, all the
Umlauts are gone.

'svnlook log -r40 repository/testrepos/'
B?\246se Welt, ob das gut geht?
'svnlook changed -r40 repository/testrepos/'
A tags/Umlautname_?\196_?\214_?\220/

I'm afraid that something is going terribly wrong here, that the 0.32.1
dumpfile isn't utf-8 or something like that. How can I migrate my

Cheers & thanks
- Lübbe

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