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svnserve translating error messages

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2004-11-07 00:12:17 CET


After nori's latest patch about svnserve -h not recoding from UTF-8, I've
realized (and verified) that svnserve actually translates its error
messages that gets sent to the client. This is because svnserve, like the
client cmdline apps, use svn_cmdline_init, which initializes the locale
stuff. I'm pretty sure this isn't intentional. Also, I think there was
consensus about not translating messages from the server (yet).

So, I and dionisos discussed this on irc and aggreed that it is a
regression. (I don't know if the protocol functions use some C library
routines that could be affected by locale settings other than LC_MESSAGES.
IN that case the situation could be even worse.)

I think the solution is to just setlocale(LC_ALL, "C") before the server
starts waiting for client connections. This allows the help and version
output to be localized, which is nice. I think we should do this for the
next 1.1.x release.


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