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RE: "Can't recode string" again...

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: 2006-01-06 20:36:28 CET

>>>>> "Gunter" == Gunter Ohrner <G.Ohrner@post.rwth-aachen.de> writes:

 Gunter> Hunkel, Manfred wrote:
>> I don't think this is "server" related the way you see it. I'd
>> assume you'll get this message when you run any of the svn*
>> utilities server-side?

 Gunter> My local svn process received the "Can't recode" error
 Gunter> message from the remote svnserve via network when trying to
 Gunter> commit changed files.

 Gunter> Ok, this statement caused my to try to run the *server*
 Gunter> process in a locale different from C - and guess what, it
 Gunter> worked.

 Gunter> Now maybe someone could clarify, am I officially too stupid
 Gunter> to configure subversion, or is it really nowhere written that
 Gunter> the subversion server process will need to transcode some
 Gunter> strings into its own locale / encoding for some reason and
 Gunter> thus needs to use a local enconding which can represent all
 Gunter> characters of all encodings used by any clients accessing
 Gunter> this server?

 Gunter> Maybe for some this is logically, for me it wasn't.

Not for me either. Subversion should obey the CLIENT locale settings,
and the server locale should be entirely irrelevant. It has to be
that way, because not all clients will have the same locale, so it
cannot possibly be correct for the server locale to be relevant.


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