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Re: Standardizing on UTF8 internally isn't enough

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: 2007-07-18 23:36:09 CEST

[Fabien COELHO]
> ISTM that if subversion rejects the name when it is 'svn add'-ed,
> this would solve the issue for future repositories. Thus chosing a
> normal formal for subversion entries, whatever it is, would be a win?

Two problems with this:

1) How does subversion know the name isn't normalised? I'm pretty sure
this would require another library dependency, be it ICU or whatever.

2) When the user gets this message, what can he do about it? I don't
think most flavors of Unix include a utility to convert UTF-8 text
between NFC and NFD, much less rename files for you. So this would
require hunting down such a utility and adding its name to a README

As for 1), I think we probably should do this anyway. I have no idea
about 2).

Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/

Received on Wed Jul 18 23:35:33 2007

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