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Re: [svn] Recode problem

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-05-08 18:22:48 CEST

On Sun, 2005-05-08 at 17:46 +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > My best understanding is that SVN is doing exactly what a
> > locale-aware program ought to be doing, and MacOS X is not
> > conforming to the standards. Locale-aware programs are not expected
> > to know how to read global configuration files on every Unix-like
> > operating system; they are supposed to use the environment.
>
> However the environment can't tell everything. Locales aren't even
> a system-level configuration, but just a user choice. Two users on
> a system can use different locales. Even one user on a system can
> use different locales (this is useful as not all programs support
> UTF-8). So, everytime an encoding is used, it is better to have
> some place or some convention to find the encoding, whatever the
> data (XML files, text files, text parts in a binary format, mail
> messages, filenames, etc.).

Uh, okay. I read a filename from a directory. Where can I find out its
character set?

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