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Re: problem with diff and UTF-8 encoded files

From: thomas <thomas_at_stray.net>
Date: 2005-01-29 15:16:01 CET

--On Friday, January 28, 2005 10:26 PM -0800 Dave Camp <dave@thinbits.com>
wrote:

> On Jan 28, 2005, at 8:52 AM, Olivier Lange wrote:
>
>> thomas wrote:
>>
>>> hi,
>>>
>>> i checked out some UTF-8 encoded files, changed them, saved them,
>>> opened them again and everything is okay. but when i make a "svn diff
>>> > file.txt" on the commandline the special characters (like , ,
>>> etc) are broken. is this a known problem? is there a switch or
>>> something?
>>>
>>> i'm using Mac OS X and svn 1.1.3
>>
>> I have the same problem with svn 1.1.3 and win2ksp4. I would like to
>> diff two UTF-8 encoded files and to get an UTF-8 diff output.
>>
>> It seems that the internal diff treats the input files as raw text and
>> the diff output contains scrambled characters in place of extended UTF
>> characters.
>>
>> I am under the feeling I am missing something basic. Does the diff
>> command actually support UTF-8 encoded files?
>>
>> If so, how does Subversion determine which encoding is used?
>>
>> I searched the book and the list archive with no success. I found
>> "--encoding" options for the log messages encoding and a
>> "svn:eol-style" property for end-of-line preferences.
>
> I have not had this specific problem myself, but I have run into some
> unicode problems checking out Windows files with extended characters in
> the filenames. Try setting the LANG environment variable to en_US.UTF-8.
>
> export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> or...
> setenv LANG en_US.UTF-8
>
> ...depending on your shell.

on Mac OS X it doesn't help

ciao
thomas thomas@stray.net

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