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Re: [Issue 2194] Unicde UTF-16 files detected as binary

From: Barry Scott <barry_at_barrys-emacs.org>
Date: 2005-01-06 13:24:38 CET

On Jan 6, 2005, at 01:41, Branko Čibej wrote:

> Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
>> On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Max Bowsher wrote:
>>> Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
>>> I agree with what you are saying, but what 2194 was saying was
>>> "UTF-16
>>> should be detected as textual".
>> Yes, it is more complicated than that, since it is an enconding where
>> a
>> line break is not one or two bytes, and for some other reasons.
>> Still, I
>> think we really need to support other Unicode encodings thatn UTF8,
>> like
>> we support other 8-bit encodings.
> It is much more complicated than that. If we're to treat UTF-16 files
> as text, we have to teach libsvn_diff to do diffs and merges correctly
> on such files, and possibly enhance keyword expansion and newline
> conversion, too.
> In short, it's a whole can of worms that probably affects 90% of the
> client-side code.

When the rewrite of the client eventually happens design wide char
support in on day 1 then.

I do not expect a quick fix, but this issue should be nagging at svn


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