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Re: [svn] Recode problem

From: Heikki Orsila <shd_at_modeemi.cs.tut.fi>
Date: 2005-05-06 14:18:48 CEST

On Fri, 6 May 2005, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Subversion *does* accept any filename. However, each filename must be
> converted to UTF8 when sent into the repository. The error you're
> seeing is that your current locale is unable to interpret the filename,
> and thus cannot 'recode' the filename into UTF8. You must set your
> locale correctly.
> The only bug here is that the error message isn't friendly to users.
> In svn 1.2.0, the message is friendlier.

No, it's a bug since normal shell tools don't reject such filenames. For
example, ls dir/ doesn't throw an error when it encounters an ISO8859-15
name. Setting the locale just to make svn tool work is somewhat odd. Why
can't SVN read systems default settings like the rest of the tools? Doing
web searches, it seems that this feature causes problems for many people.

Heikki Orsila Barbie's law:
heikki.orsila@iki.fi "Math is hard, let's go shopping!"

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