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Re: svn: Can't recode string

From: Michael Andreen <svn-harv_at_ruin.nu>
Date: 2004-04-13 02:33:20 CEST

On Tuesday 13 April 2004 01.43, Morten Brix Pedersen wrote:
> Hi,
> I am having a problem where svn can't check out a directory:
> mbp[komma]:~/tmp$ svn checkout file:///var/svn/mbphome/docs
> A docs/personligt
> svn: Can't recode string
> The problem seems to be a file called `udsættelse 1.sxw'. Apparently it
> is the non-ASCII character that is causing trouble.
> I am suspecting this has something to do with the fact that the filename
> is in UTF-8. Because after switching to a UTF-8 locale, I can do the
> check out just fine.
> Is this a known issue? What can I do?

It's a known issue, I had the same problem with some swedish characters. All
the filenames are stored as unicode in the repository and when you check out
the files the locale you are running need to have support for all the
characters in the file name.

Setting LC_CTYPE to da_DK should be enough for you, if you don't want to run


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