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Re: "svn: Can't recode string" and Mac OS X

From: Morten Brix Pedersen <morten_at_wtf.dk>
Date: 2005-04-28 22:21:02 CEST


* The Karl Adam <karl.adam@gmail.com> [2005-04-25 19:19:33]:
> I've run into this error a couple times and have basically resolved it
> by asking in #svn every time, but the root of the problem is that in
> order for svn's unicode support to work correctly I need to have a
> LANG set in my environment vars. The only problem is that on Mac OS X,
> by default everything is unicode and the LANG property is not set, so
> we end up with this error whenever weird chars are encountered.

Indeed. I'm sad that no-one has replied to your post on the mailing
list. This is a very irritating bug. It should have higher priority,
since it relates to all Mac OS X users which have non-ASCII
filenames in their repository.

> The problem I'd like addressed is two-fold. One that error is very
> ambiguous and doesn't actually tell the user what is wrong, how to fix
> it, or even where to even approach the problem from.

Exactly. The error message should be changed.

  - Morten.

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