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Re: svn: Can't recode string

From: Peter N. Lundblad <peter_at_famlundblad.se>
Date: 2005-05-19 13:48:41 CEST

On Thu, 19 May 2005, Claus R. Wickinghoff wrote:

> when adding a new project to my repository I get the error message
> svn: Can't recode string
>
> I think, it deals with the internal conversion to UTF-8. I haven't found
> any useful hint for solving the problem.
>
> recode 3.6-10 (Debian) is installed on the system as well as subversion
> 1.1.4-1.
>

svn doesn't use recode. It uses iconv from the C library.

> I've also created the following locales
> de_DE ISO-8859-1
> de_DE.UTF-8 UTF-8
> de_DE.UTF-8@euro UTF-8
> de_DE@euro ISO-8859-15
>
just creating the locales doesn't help. You must ensure that your locale
is set up. The easiest way is to set the LANG environment variable to the
appropriate value from the above list.

Hope this helps,
//Peter

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