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Re: Extended characters [Solved (well, sort of)]

From: Harald Kucharek
Subject: Re: Extended characters [Solved (well, sort of)]
Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2001 12:14:20 +0200

Hugi Thordarson wrote:
> Hi Eric, et al.
> I did some searching on Google and found a lot of information on this issue.
> CVS reads each byte in a file as a character, so it can't handle double-byte
> encodings, including Unicode UTF-16, which my editor automatically promotes
> documents to when double-byte characters are entered. (in content, not file
> names)
> Solutions:
>         a) Don't use Unicode
>         b) Store them s binary (yuck)
> So, I'm changing my nationality and moving to a country with a single byte
> language soon :)
> Cheers,
> Hugi

I presume you are aware of the fact that using solution b) would mean to loose 
the nice merging capabilities of CVS and boost the speed at which your 
repository size

Q: Are there any plans for a Unicode-capable CVS?


PS: Just learned from a search engine that CVS also stands for Cyclic Vomiting 
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