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Re: BUG: TortoiseMerge automatically converts ANSI file to UTF8 w/o BOM

From: Konstantin Kolinko <knst.kolinko_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 13:22:43 +0400

2008/9/12 Craig McQueen <mcqueen-c_at_edsrd1.yzk.co.jp>:
> Stefan Küng wrote:
> debose wrote:
> On Sep 9, 9:27 pm, Stefan Küng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Sure, it you have utf8 encoded text, then the file is utf8 encoded.
> Seems like that build, incorrectly detects UTF8 w/o BOM. F.e. every
> file that contains ONLY ASCII(plain English, without locale-dependent
> symbols) is treated in TortoiseMerge as UTF8 CRLF, while in fact it is
> And after editing in TortoiseMerge, it will become UTF8, which is not
> acceptable for me. =(
> I added a registry key to set the default:
> HKCU\Software\TortoiseMerge\UseUTF8
> (DWORD value)
> if set to 1, then TortoiseMerge will default to utf8 when loading files
> which only have chars < 127 in it.
> This was done in r13918.
> Stefan
> This situation begs for an svn property to store the file's character
> encoding -- in a similar way to svn:mime-type stores the MIME type. I've
> done a web search and found discussion about svn:charset.
> This seems like a great idea -- is it likely to become mainstream?
> Regards,
> Craig McQueen

Well, there is
but closed due to "lack of consensus".

I, personally, wonder, why not to include the charset into existing
svn:mime-type property, e.g.

Have a nice day!

Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko

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