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Unicode files

From: Jarl Friis <jarl_at_softace.dk>
Date: 2006-07-21 12:30:22 CEST

After having read the old thread starting at

I can see that support for unicode was requested for the svn diff
functionality. I believe that the conclusion was that it is just a
question of finding a proper diff tool.

In http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2004-11/1067.shtml
Norbert Unterberg writes:
> Subversion doesn't (yet) know how to treat UTF-16 files as text for
> purposes of eol-translation. It can handle UTF-8, of course. Sorry.

However I wonder what is the status for supporting unicode
(UTF-16) with respect to svn *merge* feature?

I do understand that wrt. storage subversion is completely ignorant of
the file content, however subversion is capable of merging (ANSI) text
files and probably also UTF-8 files. But how about UTF-16 ? or other
Unicode encodings.


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