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Re: problems with checking a text file: svn thinks that it is a binary

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2008 22:04:23 +0300 (Jerusalem Daylight Time)

steveking wrote on Sat, 20 Sep 2008 at 20:48 +0200:
> Karl Fogel wrote:
> > "baz themail" <bazthemail_at_gmail.com> writes:
> >> When adding a new dos text file with extension ".txt", svn thinks that it is a
> >> binary. Is there anyway to configure that? Is it mime-type related?
> >
> > 'svn propset svn:mime-type text/plain yourfile.txt'
> Be careful with that. A text file can be encoded in utf-16 (unicode),
> and Subversion can't handle that as text.

A quick test shows that 'svn diff' doesn't blow up on a UTF-16 file, so
I'm not sure what you mean by "can't handle as text". Could you give an



> If your file is unicode, then
> you have to live with the fact that Subversion treats it as binary.
> And then don't set the svn:mime-type property to text/plain!
> Stefan

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