[cvsnt] Filename charset

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Wed Feb 25 01:00:41 GMT 2004

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Robin Rosenberg wrote:
> Hi,
> Does CVSNT convert file names between client charset and server, as in 
> Linux client with UTF-8, Windows clients (window 1252~isolatin1) and
> server with IsoLatin1? It seems the cvs protocol has no provisions for
> this.
No... it's not really possible as there's no consistent way to get that 
kind of information anyway about the client/server (Unix and Windows 
differ quite a bit).  Also there's the problem that the CVSNT server on 
NT is ANSI, which means that any characters that aren't in the current 
codepage would get trashed anyway.

There are numerous other issues (the RCS file format for example doesn't 
store codepage information so you've no idea what language the comments 
are in).

All of these things are on the list for fixing someday, but it's not 
going to be for a while.


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