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Re: uft8 character set -> "repository problem"

From: Pierre Asselin
Subject: Re: uft8 character set -> "repository problem"
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 00:51:18 +0000 (UTC)
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Marko Kaening <address@hidden> wrote:
> we recently upgraded from SuSE 8.2 to 9.3 and do have a problem with the 
> character set together with cvs now, since SuSE now uses utf8 as the 
> standard character set. 

> Files in our repository do contain sometimes umlauts. These will be 
> handled okay on our clients, but if you look into the repository on the 
> server itself they will look strange. Every umlaut gets displayed just as 
> a question mark.

What octets are in the files ?  Run the command 'od -c' and look at the

>From your description, I speculate that the files are sent from the clients
in some 8-bit encoding such as ISO-8859-1.  Is that what you want ?
I. e. are those the octets you want to see in the files ?

> How does cvs handle these character set conversions?

It doesn't.  Probably what you should do is set the locale when
working on the SuSE box so that the octets are interpreted according
to the right encoding.  Try "man locale".

pa at panix dot com

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