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Re: Unable to restore a dump having Chinese characters

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <eckhardt_at_satorlaser.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 12:17:47 +0100

On Friday 21 March 2008, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Mar 21, 2008, at 12:27, Samuel Langlois wrote:
> > After 2 hours of feverish restore, the "svnadmin load" failed with
> > the message:
> > File not found: transaction '84072-1', path 'JRules/branches/
> > v65updates/localization/ja/tutorials/shared-jp/ã ã¼ã³æ
> > ¤è¨¼ã«ã¼ã«/ã¯ã¨ãªã¼'
> > The strange characters at the end are supposed to be Japanese chars
> > that the term cannot display.

IMHO that just means that the terminal needs a different locale plus possibly
fonts and Unicode support in general.

> For one thing, is your LANG environment variable set correctly? When
> I set it to a correct value on my system, the error message instead
> says:
> svnadmin: File not found: transaction '1-1', path 'trunk/shared-zh/
> squery-贷款审批-规则/规则/验证/贷款/检查总额.brl'
> Now my question to you is whether that file exists in the dump or not.

This statement puzzles me, and I wonder whether I'm understanding how SVN
works correctly. In particular, I wonder whether the locale settings (LANG)
should matter at all to the outcome. The reason why I don't think so is that
this is a transformation from repository to some repository-independent
representation and then to another repository. I don't see where the locale
is involved, except perhaps for outputting error messages, but not in the
resulting repository or dumpfile data.


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