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From Thorsten Schöning <>
Subject Does svn client binary honors LANG env variable on Windows?
Date Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:59:56 GMT
Hi all,

I'm using the PHP webapp WebSVN and ran into encoding problems with
file names in my Linux environment when e.g. creating downloadable
Zipr or Tars using WebSVN. I worked around those problems using a
simple shell wrapper like the following:

> #!/bin/sh
> export LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8
> svn $*

Other people fixed this differently by using setlocale in WebSVN
directly and forwarding that value using LANG per shell invokation:

> // Make sure that the input locale is set up correctly
> setlocale(LC_ALL, $config->getLocale());

> $cmd = $this->svnCommandString('blame', $path, $rev, $peg).' > '.quote($filename);
> if ($config->getLocale() != null)
>   $cmd = "LANG=".setlocale(LC_ALL, 0)." ".$cmd;

A command line like this doesn't work on Windows, it at least needs a
different syntax. I know the needed syntax and all but am not sure if
it is even necessary to handle Windows specifically the same way.

I think this depends on if the svn binary honors the env var LANG on
Windows at all? PHP itself simply executes "cmd.exe /C '...' in the
end. So which encoding is used in this case with and without setting a
LANG variable? I have the feeling it's that of the invoked cmd.exe
process in both cases because APR handles that specially for Windows?


Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Thorsten Schöning

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