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Re: svn: Can't recode string

From: Dave Camp <dave_at_thinbits.com>
Date: 2005-01-19 04:01:23 CET

On Jan 17, 2005, at 8:20 AM, Lukas Ruf wrote:

>> Dave Camp <dave@thinbits.com> [2005-01-17 17:12]:
>> I'm on Mac OS X 10.3.7 running svn 1.1.2 over ssh. When I try to
>> check out some files added by a Windows user (using Tortise svn
>> 1.1.2 I think) I get the following error.
>> subversion/libsvn_subr/utf.c:363: (apr_err=22) svn: Can't recode
>> string
> I do not know Mac OS. However, I have had similar problems once on my
> Linux box. There, I have had to define the 'locales' correctly.

A couple of people responded like the above... I need to set the
locale. So, I guess my follow up questions would be...

1) How do I set the locale? man locale doesn't yield anything terribly

2) It's not obvious why this is even necessary. I thought subversion
was supposed to be unicode savvy? Assuming it stored the filename in
some Unicode encoding in the database (UTF-8, UTF-16, etc...) and my OS
fully supports Unicode (Mac OS X uses Unicode everywhere and the HFS+
filesystem stores filenames in Unicode), why is there a problem? Can
someone enlighten me?


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