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From Vincent Lefevre <vincent-...@vinc17.net>
Subject Re: svn checkout - special characters in file name are not encoding properly
Date Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:29:56 GMT
On 2010-08-11 13:51:18 +0200, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 12:35:59PM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > On 2010-08-11 11:11:25 +0200, Paul Ebermann wrote:
> > > The thing is, users are using other tools than SVN to work with the
> > > files, too.
> > > 
> > > So if I look at my directory with a file manager, I want my
> > > filenames to be readable (and renameable). The idea is that usually
> > > the user uses for one working copy always the same locale for all
> > > tools, so all filenames look same.
> > 
> > Yes, and this is another reason why the solution chosen by Subversion
> > doesn't work well. For instance, GNOME always uses UTF-8 for filename
> > encoding.
> 
> You might as well argue that Subversion's solution works well but
> GNOME's solution does not.

That's wrong. GNOME let's me to use any locale in shell sessions.
Subversion doesn't.

> > So, if the user uses ISO-8859-* locales (for shell sessions),
> > one gets inconsistencies.
> 
> So don't use GNOME if you don't want your filenames encoded in UTF-8,

I meant: one gets inconsistencies between GNOME and Subversion.

> or don't use a non-UTF-8 locale when working with files you want to
> use from GNOME. Problem solved.

You're forcing the user to use a UTF-8 locale. Unacceptable.

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