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From Vincent Lefevre <>
Subject Re: svn checkout - special characters in file name are not encoding properly
Date Tue, 10 Aug 2010 14:59:58 GMT
On 2010-08-09 19:30:00 +0300, Daniel Shahaf wrote:
> In the repository filesystem, we use UTF-8 exclusively.  APR handles
> translating that UTF-8 to whatever the local OS supports.

Which is meaningless, since under Unix, the locale is not related
to the OS, but to the process: one can have a shell session with
UTF-8 locales and another shell session with ISO-8859-* locales.
Unfortunately the svn client doesn't remember which one was used
in the first place. The consequence is that if the user works
with different locales, things go wrong (even if the user doesn't
execute any command with non-ASCII characters in its arguments).

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