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Re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-01-18 21:35:33 CET

On Jan 18, 2007, at 04:41, B. Smith-Mannschott wrote:

> (*) The lack of support for accented characters in file names under
> Mac OS X because OS X uses decomposed unicode as UTF-8, while
> subversion assumes composed unicode as UTF-8.
>
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2464

Well, no, Subversion does not assume any form of UTF-8. It just
accepts whatever form the client provides. And Linux and I guess
Windows clients supply composed UTF-8 to Subversion, so that's what
it stores. The difference between the Mac and Linux and Windows is
that Linux and Windows apparently accept and store any filename
thrown at them, whereas the Mac normalizes the filename to decomposed
UTF-8, and that's where the problems begin. If Subversion would
normalize all UTF-8 itself, the problem could be avoided.

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