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Re: "Safe data was followed by non-ASCII byte ..." and other UTF-8 trouble

From: Carsten Fuchs <CarstenFuchs_at_T-Online.de>
Date: 2006-03-17 18:41:29 CET

Hi again,

two more notes for completeness:

Carsten Fuchs wrote:
> b) Whenever a non-ASCII character occurs, either in a file-name, in the
> contents of a file(!), etc., svn aborts with the error message:

I think that this statement is not quite right, as I just observed that
as with a), the problem character did not origin from a file(name), but
from svn output. E.g. the "svn diff" command tried to print "Property
changes on: ...", which in German contains the "ä" Umlaut:
"Eigenschaftsänderung auf: ...", and so the error message that I get in
fact reads: "svn: Auf sichere Daten 'Eigenschafts' folgte ein
nicht-ASCII Byte 195, das nicht von/nach UTF-8 konvertiert werden konnte"

> [...]
> --> What can I do to fix this? Especially b) is a serious problem for
> me. I've searched the mailing-list archives in this regard and found
> several suggestions to set one of the LANG environment variables, but
> I've not been able to solve the problem in spite of extensive tests.

Setting LANG=en_US "fixes" the problem, as there are no umlauts in
English. So I currently use that setting as a work-around, but would
still be interested in learning of there is a more generic solution.

Best,
Carsten

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