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Re: Problem with UTF-8 / locale settings

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-03-31 14:09:34 CEST

On Mar 31, 2006, at 13:58, johann.petrak@gmail.com wrote:

> I kept having the following problem with subversion: when doing a
> svn -v -list
> command I got the following error messages:
> svn: Valid UTF-8 data
> (hex: 4d)
> followed by invalid UTF-8 sequence
> (hex: e4 72 20 32)
>
> I am running subversion version 1.2.3 (r15833) under OpenSuse Linux
> 10.0
>
> After some playing around I found that this is due to my locale
> setting:
> LANG="en_US.UTF-8"
> LC_TIME="de_AT"
>
> changing LANG had no impact, but changing the LC_TIME setting to
> en_US made to problem go away.
>
> As it turns out the reason seems to be that "March" is printed "März"
> (i.e. with an Umlaut) in German and that caused the hickup in
> subversion.
>
> This is obviously a subversion bug and I thought I'd share it for the
> benefit of those who get similar errors because of insufficient
> suport for non-US locales in subversion.

I presume you need to use LC_TIME="de_AT.UTF-8" instead of just de_AT.

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