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Re: svn: Can't convert string from native encoding to 'UTF-8'

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2006-05-02 17:22:33 CEST

On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 04:46:19PM +0200, Molle Bestefich wrote:
> During 'svn status' I got this:
>
> svn: Can't convert string from native encoding to 'UTF-8':
> svn: ?\226?\153?\170?\226?\153?\172
>
> 1.)
> I thought anything could be converted to UTF-8.
>

If you have the appropriate charset converter installed, yes. If you're
on Windows, I think you need the apr-iconv DLL.

> 2.)
> RFE: it would be nice if svn printed the filename (or is that it above?)
>

It did. It's in octal, and reads something like '–kx–kx' (the
dashes are en dashes), assuming your native charset is Windows-1252.

Quite why it's escaping the 'k' and 'x' characters, I've no idea -
I'm sure it should display them as-is (something like '?\226kx?\226kx').

> (I have not tried to locate the problem file by hand since the
> repository contains ca. 50.000 files, which stresses svn performance a
> bit.)
>

Regards,
Malcolm

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