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Re: Encoding of .subversion config files?

From: Vincent Lefevre <vincent+svn_at_vinc17.org>
Date: 2006-03-09 02:54:37 CET

On 2006-03-08 13:38:16 -0800, Jim Blandy wrote:
> I believe common practice is to just read shared config files with the
> process's current locale's encoding:

This is not a common practice, this is what is done by default.
So, one could say that this is a bug noone has fixed yet.

> if people want to share, they need to use ASCII, or agree on a
> common encoding.

or the file should contain the encoding (explicitly or implicitly).
This is often the case in new applications.

> So I think the Subversion client should use the current locale's
> encoding for reading all configuration files.

which would mean that users won't be able to use different locales
when using Subversion. This is bad!

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