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Can't recode string - svn Version 1.1.1 (r11851) - cygwin under Windows 98

From: Albrecht Müller <100015.233_at_compuserve.com>
Date: 2004-11-15 11:56:44 CET


I am currently doing my first steps using subversion. I am using svn Version
1.1.1 (r11851) under cygwin which runs atop Windows 98. The current
situation is that I cannot use subversion because I keep getting the message
"Can't recode string". My first experience was that I got this message
whenever I called svn with any parameters: If I entered "svn" in the command
line, I got the information that I should try "svn help". If I tried this, I
got the message "Can't recode string". I found out that the cause of the
problem was that then path to my home directory contained a German umlaut.
After changing the name (no umlauts) "svn help" worked.

Now I tried "svn import". Unfortunately the path to the source of the import
also contains an umlaut, and again, I get this message and the import does
not work. I did some experiments using evironment variables related to the
locale-settings (LANG, LC_ALL etc.). The only effect was that svn now speaks
german, but I keep getting the "Can't recode string" message.

I did not try to remove the umlaut from the source path name in order to see
if the import works. My problem is there may be situations where I need the
umlauts. Therefore I want this problem solved.

What can I do to make svn work? Is this problem actually related to
pathnames containing umlauts? What can I do to make svn accept umlauts

Thank you

Best regards

Albrecht Müller

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