[mapguide-internals] Re: [mapguide-users] MapGuide SVN UTF Errors

Robert Bray rbray at robertbray.net
Mon Mar 5 00:34:05 EST 2007

If this is the same file that bit me checking out on OSX, then it is a 
valid file with a unicode name. The file is used in our unit test 
process. At the time I noted there was a defect logged against SVN for 
this problem and a lot of noise on their mail archives.

At this point I agree with Frank, so I'd suggest we rename the file to 
something SVN is ok with. Then we can update the unit test script to 
copy the file giving it the localized unicode name prior to executing 
the test.

I am also copying the mapguide-internals list on this so that someone 
can pick up on it and correct the problem.


Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Chris Gountanis wrote:
>> Keep in mind I got all the FDO 3.2.x this way no problems at all. Not 
>> sure if this is a bigger issue or local to my system but you might 
>> want to take a look.
>> Doing a command: svn checkout 
>> http://svn.osgeo.org/mapguide/trunk/MgDev mapguide
>> Gives error:
>> svn: Can't convert string from 'UTF-8' to native encoding:
>>  In Gentoo the work around was:
>>  localedef -c -i en_US -f ISO-8859-15 en_US.ISO-8859-15
>> export LANG="en_US.ISO-8859-15"
>> env-update && source /etc/profile
> Folks,
> I assuming this is the same problem that bit me when I used the cygwin
> svn client to checkout out mapguide, is that right? I end up having to
> use tortoise svn (after some substantial confusion and frustration).
> Is there really a file in the respository which needs encoding changing
> as it is checked out?  Can't this just be checked in as a binary file?
> This is the sort of issue that adds substantial (perhaps unnecessary)
> frustration for people trying to get more involved.
> Best regards,

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