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Re: issue #1533; diff and encodings

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-04-30 00:59:50 CEST

On Sat, 30 Apr 2005, Andreas Magnusson wrote:

> Peter N. Lundblad wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > When looking at att issue #1533, I realized that it might be a good idea
> > to try to get the whole picture about diff/merge and encodings/newlines.
> > That's what I am trying to do in the file notes/diff-encodings.txt. NOte
> > that this sketches some long-term plans; I'm not going to try all that for
> > 1.3 (especially not UTF16 support). I'm starting with #1533.
> >
> > If someone would have a quick look at diff-encodings.txt and give some
> > comments of the ideas in general, it'd be nice.
> >
> As a long time lurker, I just want to add this to this document, that do
> not forget UTF-8 when it gets to the BOM. You might not like it, but the
> W3C has added it as a MAY rule (see [1] and [2]) (or rather did in 2001,
> but that hasn't stopped too many programs for completetly ignoring it
> [including ClearCase on Windows :-)]).
>
Good point. I'll add a note.

Thanks for having a look,
//Peter

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