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Re: Problems with BDB file access

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-01-22 20:25:16 CET

Jens Peters wrote:

> So finally I'm nearly pleased with my build. Just one issue is left. May be
> you have an idea were I could start looking?
>
> When I change my regional setttings to german I can't see any special
> charakters:
> Geben Sie 'svn help' f?r weitere Hilfe ein.
> First I thought I forgot to set APR_ICONV_PATH, but that's not the case
> (then you see '\123' instead of a '?'). Instantly I linked my client against
> the svn-win32-libint binaries from the subversion website and tried the mo
> files from the official build, but no difference. I even tried to copy my
> svn.exe into the TSVN bin directory so that your dll's and so's were used (I
> checked it with Dependency Walker) but the output is still the same.
>
> Did you tried the localized output with an VS2005 client? My svn 1.2.3
> client, build with VS 2003, shows nice german letters.

Now that mail got me really worried. I've spent the last three hours
trying to find out why this happens (it happens for me too with the CL
client). I still haven't a clue.

But: I just tried if the error messages from Subversion suffer from the
same issue. And luckily, that's not the case. The error messages get
translated just fine, without the '?' for special chars.
So it seems this is a problem when converting the UTF8 strings to the
local encoding for the standard output (stdout). I've tried to narrow it
down, and it looks as if the apr functions writing to stdout don't
convert correctly.
String conversion with the Subversion library API functions still work
ok. So it's not really a big problem for TSVN.

Stefan

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