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Re: Cross-Platform Character Encoding Issues

From: Gustave T. Stresen-Reuter <tedmasterweb_at_mac.com>
Date: 2005-08-22 18:19:58 CEST

Wow, thanks for the quick reply! That certainly does eliminate the
possibilities (because I'm pretty certain the Mac respects the internal
character encoding)... I love JEdit but...

Ted Stresen-Reuter

On Aug 22, 2005, at 4:47 PM, Mark Phippard wrote:

> "Gustave T. Stresen-Reuter" <tedmasterweb@mac.com> wrote on 08/22/2005
> 11:33:06 AM:
>> We have a multi-platform development environment (windows, mac os x,
>> linux). On Windows and Linux we use JEdit as the editor and on the Mac
>> we use BBEdit.
>> We're finding that we have a couple of character encoding issues and
>> don't know how to solve them.
>> Specifically, documents checked into Subversion from the Mac (encoded
>> in utf-8 No BOM) and then checked out onto Windows end up incorrectly
>> encoded (accented characters display incorrectly). Likewise, documents
>> created on the windows machines, checked into Subversion and then
>> checked out onto the Mac end up with "gremlins" (characters that don't
>> display but are definitely a part of the document).
>> I've read in several places that documents checked into Subversion are
>> converted to utf-8, but if that were true, why would we end up with
>> this mis-encoded documents? Is it possible that JEdit or some other
>> aspect of Windows is messing with the encoding and if so, what could
>> it
>> possibly be?
>> This is somewhat urgent so any help resolving this issue is greatly
>> appreciated.
> Subversion does not do anything to the contents of your files. The
> lone
> exception being that you can ask Subversion to do stuff with the EOL
> characters and/or expand specific keywords.
> The UTF-8 information you are referring to only applies to the file
> "metadata", such as the filename or any properties. You are on your
> own
> when it comes to the encoding. If your file content is UTF-8 you
> should
> just need to use tools that properly recognize that encoding.
> Mark
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