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Unicode characters in $Date$ keyword

From: Norbert Unterberg <nunterberg_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-21 08:10:42 CEST

Issue 2332 (http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2332)
is already talking about the problem, but it only mentions the $Id$
keyword. Some people are also having problem with the $Date$ keyword.
     $Date: 2005-07-21 08:02:10 +0200 (Do, 21 Jul 2005) $
Since it contains not only the ISO date but also the date in local
format (in the braces at the end), it can also contain national
language characters in UTF-8 encoding.

How about chaning the Date keyword so that it either formats the "user
friendly" date always in english format, or skips that part and only
leaves the ISO part? Or maybe introduce a new $ShortDate$ keyword?

I always wondered why the date in $Id$ is so different from the date
in $Date$. Why not use standard ISO format consitently everywhere in


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