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About character encoding of the text files

From: Ivan Cenov <i_cenov_at_botevgrad.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:19:43 +0300


This is my first post in this list. I was pointed to post here in
another thread
ViewVC site (http://viewvc.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=11).

The original reason was that ViewVC is unable to show correctly text files
that contain Cyrillic characters (character set windows-1251). (The same
is related for Western Europe's characters too.)
People told me that ViewVC cannot do this because it lacks of encoding
information. This information should come from Subversion and
Subversion could have this information if the users have supplied it
into Subversion.
The last posts in above mentioned thread give more information about the

As I understood, information about character encoding may be supplied as
svn: property, say, svn:encoding encoding_type. Par example:
svn:encoding windows-1251.

So, are there any intentions among the Subversion developers and users
to be defined
such property? Would it be reliable way for this task?
If there is an issue about this problem, what is its priority?

Ivan Cenov
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