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Re: Subversion Client and native characters under windows not working ("unable to convert to/from UTF-8")

From: Johan Appelgren <johan.appelgren_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-08-28 12:14:52 CEST

On 8/28/06, Benjamin Schmid <B.Schmid@exxcellent.de> wrote:
> Hello list,
> dn doing a quick web research I found many similar questions but no answers.
> Maybe someone on the list has a clue:
> First my setup: I'm using a german Windows XP with svn command line client
> v1.3.2 and newest svn server on Linux (UTF-8).
> 1) I'm trying to commit a file containing a national character in it's file
> path ("Funktionalität"). The svn add comamnd worked well, but the commit
> command claims:
> <path> folgte ein nicht-ASCII Byte 195, das nicht von/nach UTF-8
> konvertiert werden konnte
> <path> was followed by non-ASCII byte 195: unable to convert to/from
> UTF-8
> How should it work? How can I revert and redo my svn add?
> 2) Same problem seems to also apply if you use commit comments with national
> characters.
> 3) All localized messages from SVN itself containing special german
> characters (äöü) are scrambled, too:
> Example: "Geben Sie 'svn help' f?\195?\188r weitere Hilfe ein." (should
> be für)
> My colleagues share these problems if they use command line client.
> TortoiseSVN and Subclipse seem to work.
> This seems to be a major issue with the svn client but I did found no a
> current request the issue tracker regarding.
> Anybody knowing some solutions/workarounds?
> Thanks in avance for your feedback

How did you install the client? If you didn't use the installer, you
need to add a environment variable called APR_ICONV_PATH with the path
to the subversion iconv directory as value.


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