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Re: Can't convert string from native encoding to 'UTF-8' with Tortoise SVN and Apache server on Ubuntu 8.04

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 18:46:05 +0200

On 09.09.2009 15:01, Grégory Maitrallain wrote:

> Hi,<br>
> <br>
> I have a problem with encoding between Tortoise SVN and Apache server
> when I try to commit files with not-so-special characters. Checkout
> works fine with theses files. Here is the error message with a sample
> file "site spec.doc"<br>
> <br>
> Command: Commit<br>
> Adding: D:\tmp\Site Web\site spec.doc (application/octet-stream)<br>
> Sending content: D:\tmp\Site Web\site spec.doc<br>
> Error: Commit failed (details follow):<br>
> Error: Can't convert string from native encoding to 'UTF-8':<br>
> Finished!<br>
> <br>
> When searching, I found many results for this problem, but no solution.
> I tried to find a way to change Tortoise encoding, so that "native
> encoding" would be UTF-8, but I found nothing.<br>
> <br>
> I use Tortoise SVN 1.6.3. The server runs on Ubuntu 8.04, through
> Apache 2.2.8 and SVN 1.4.6<br>
> <br>
> Is there a solution for this problem ?<br>

This is an issue on the server side. You have to make sure that your
server has apr_iconv installed and that the svn modules can find it.
TSVN (and other windows clients) all must pass all data and string utf-8
encoded to the svn library, and that's not a problem anymore on Windows
ever since apr_iconv isn't used anymore on Windows.

Stefan

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