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RE: CVS and unicode

From: Yves Dorfsman
Subject: RE: CVS and unicode
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 08:56:04 -0600 (MDT)
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> In CVS a Unicode file has to be a Binary file (-kb) - which prevents
> merging, diffs, etc etc.  If you do not define it as -kb then eventually
> the file will be corrupted.

Makes sense.

> CVSNT for Linux/Unix/Mac/Windows is free (GPL - just like CVS) but
> supports the -ku type (unicode) which allows efficient storage, diff's,
> merges etc - just like a text file but as unicode.
> If you run the CVSNT server in unicode mode (still a little
> experimental) then the server and client will translate the filenames
> between the server and client codepages.

Any reason why the GNU CVS project is staying away from integratig unicode ?
Is this intentional, or just because nobody's done it ?
Would it'd be worth starting to work on this ?

Yves Dorfsman                                             address@hidden

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