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svnlook problem or bug with utf8 under windows

From: Jendro, Carsten (SAZ-DE) <CJendro_at_saz.net>
Date: 2007-08-09 11:53:08 CEST

/* reposted as FRESH POST, thx Karl */


Hi All,


I Have posted this problem in the DEV Mailinglist one week ago, but no


I have a problem with svnlook. I don't get any Unicode or utf8 output
from this Tool.


I have written a pre-commit hook under windows that changes the log


pre-commit.bat calls svnlook log ....... >temp.txt



I have set this in my batch file.




set APR_ICONV_PATH=C:\Programme\CollabNet Subversion


set LANG=de_DE.UTF8


mode con codepage select=65001




I have tested a lot of different codepages here, but I found no way to
tell svnlook to use utf-8 or unicode.






The windows codepage for utf8 is 65001. I have tested a dirty trick, I
have copied the file utf-8.so to cp65001.so and set the windows codepage
to 65001 (mode con codepage select=65001).


This works fine, svnlook puts out Unicode now, but I am not sure if it
really works correct in all cases. And it is a really dirty trick ;-)



Is there a clean way to get UTF-8 output from svnlook?




Is this a svnlook bug or a apr-iconv bug? I have taken a look to the
apr-iconv sources and there is a "charset_alias_list" with some
mappings, but none for 65001.



I have read some questions about adding a --utf8-output switch to some
svn tools, I think this would be a good solution.





Thanks, Carsten



Received on Thu Aug 9 11:51:38 2007

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