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

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2006-05-02 17:55:25 CEST

Malcolm Rowe writes:
> 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.

...assuming that the encoded string to convert is valid, of course.
"Everything" can't be converted to UTF-8, because not every byte
sequence is valid in every encoding.

> > 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.
>

The numbers are decimal, actually, which gives a rather strange
string.
Maybe something is corrupt?

Thanks,
//Peter

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