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Re: Can't recode string

From: Albrecht Müller <100015.233_at_compuserve.com>
Date: 2004-11-18 19:54:42 CET

Hi,

I think I have a similar problem in a completely different environment
(see my posting "Can't recode string - svn Version 1.1.1 (r11851) -
cygwin under Windows 98"). My current hypothesis is that somewhere in
the way between the operating system and subversion the encoding of the
filenames differs (UTF-8 vs. Latin xxx). Probably the cause of the
message is that subversion assumes the filename to be in UTF-8 format,
where a byte with the high bit on must be followed by at least another
byte with high bit on. When the filename is in Latin xxx a german umlaut
is located above 128, and usually no other byte with high bit on
follows.

I got this message the first time when I tried a "svn help" - obviously
because I have an umlaut in my name and therefore hat it in my home
directory name. I did a Google search on "Can't recode string" but did
not find a solution and did not find a workaround yet. I think there is
a native Windows version of subversion and I am considering to search
for and try it.

Best regards

Albrecht

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: "Reinhard Brandstädter"
<reinhard.brandstaedter@ams-engineering.com>
An: <users@subversion.tigris.org>
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 18. November 2004 17:54
Betreff: svn: Can't recode string

>
> Hi,
>
> I'm using the latest subversion server on Linux (1.1.1 via Apache
> WebDAV) and either the latest Tortoise Client on Windows and the svn
> commands on the same machine that hosts the repository.
> When I tried to checkout a working copy on the server machine itself i
> get a error message:
> svn: Can't recode string
> while checking out on windows still works.
> I think this happens because the linux svn client tries to checkout a
> file wich contains a german Umlaut, so how can one avoid this behavior
> (while still using Umlauts)?
>
> Thanks,
> Reinhard
>
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