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Re: VS2005 issues (was 1.4.0-rc1 tarballs up for testing/signing)

From: D.J. Heap <djheap_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-10 01:45:19 CEST

On 6/9/06, Branko ╚ibej <brane@xbc.nu> wrote:
> D.J. Heap wrote:
> > On 6/9/06, Branko ╚ibej <brane@xbc.nu> wrote:
> > [snip]
> >> > Actually, that was just the first problem. I do see the UTF-8 to
> >> > CP437 xlate take place successfully and then fputs is called and dumps
> >> > out ? instead of the special characters. I'll keep looking later, but
> >> > I'm not really sure what to look for. Is CP437 the wrong code page?
> >> CP437 is, for all intents and purposes, plain ASCII, which obviously
> >> doesn't support any interesting characters. It this is a strict
> >> (non-fuzzy) translation, then something is seriously wrong with
> >> apr-iconv. If it's a fuzzy translation, then it's expected; IIRC that's
> >> exactly what we do with untranslatable characters.
> >>
> >
> >
> > It's a strict translation, I think. After the xlate call
> > (svn_cmdline_cstring_from_utf8 succeeds and so the fuzzy version isn't
> > called) I see it as a 0x81, but it comes out as a ? on the console.
> > The CP437 came from GetConsoleCP and GetConsoleOutputCP in
> > svn_cmdline_init. And those are Win32 API's, so I'm not setting the
> > language options correctly or something for Console apps?
> You seem to have a very US-centric Windows installation without any
> multilanguage support installed... 0x81 isn't a valid character in
> CP437, IIRC, I wonder if apr_iconv thinks it's converting to CP850
> (which is the "international ASCII", poor-man's DOS latin-1, sort of).
> In that case, that's certainly a bug in apr-iconv.
> -- Brane

Yes, I do have a US Windows XP, but your binaries for 1.3.2 seem to
work fine (I see the umlaut or whatever it is) and if I force the
output encoding to CP1252 while debugging then it works also. Very
strange...for some reason I'm getting CP437 from VC2005 binaries but I
don't understand how that could be since GetConsoleCP is a Win32 API
(not a C runtime API). I wonder if there is some preprocessor version
definition or something in VC2005 that changed and is affecting it?

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