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Re: Cannot accept 'svn:author' property because it is not encoded in UTF-8

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 15:04:08 +0100

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 13:58, Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20 January 2011 12:49, Dale McCoy <dalestan_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>>> See here why the problem exists and why there is no real fix for it:
>>> http://svn.haxx.se/tsvn/archive-2010-10/0029.shtml
>>
>> Maybe I'm missing something here, but this doesn't seem to agree with
>> the original problem.
>> That message seems to say that TortoiseSVN always encodes in UTF-8,
>> but the original error was that svn:author was *not* encoded in UTF-8.
>
> The archived message is talking about UTF-8 encoding of authentication
> which is always done. The problem described here is about UTF-8
> encoding of svn:author which the server claims is not being done.

That shouldn't happen. Unless the server svn version is very, very
old. Newer versions of svn on Windows don't require the iconv library
anymore so converting from/to utf8 shouldn't be a problem anymore.

the svn:author property is filled in automatically from the auth data
the client provides.

However if you're using SSPI authentication (where you don't even have
to enter your username/password but directly authenticate with your
domain controller), then svn on the server gets the username in local
encoding, *not* utf8. And then you would get that error message.
The only way around that is to change the username, or maybe the
domain controller can be configured to use utf8 - no idea if that's
even possible.

Stefan

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