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

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-01-06 13:25:48 CET

On Thu, 6 Jan 2005, [UTF-8] Branko ─^Libej wrote:

> Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
>
> >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.
>
Or convert to/from UTF8 as we do with other encodings.

> In short, it's a whole can of worms that probably affects 90% of the
> client-side code.
>
I can't belive that.

Regards,
//Peter

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