darcs

Issue 2020 WANT: utf-8 encoding of _darcs/prefs/author

Title WANT: utf-8 encoding of _darcs/prefs/author
Priority bug Status needs-implementation
Milestone Resolved in
Superseder Nosy List g9ks157k, jaredj
Assigned To
Topics ProbablyEasy

Created on 2010-12-17.17:19:17 by g9ks157k, last changed 2017-02-12.16:51:54 by attila.lendvai.

Messages
msg13374 (view) Author: g9ks157k Date: 2010-12-17.17:19:16
Hello,

the file _darcs/prefs/author is written in the local encoding, not
UTF-8. Therefore, it isn’t portable. Changing the character set or
copying a repo to a another machine that uses a different character set
will produce wrong author names.

Best wishes,
Wolfgang
msg16618 (view) Author: kowey Date: 2013-02-16.08:36:30
This looks really easy to fix.

I'm assuming it's fair to mandate UTF-8 in all darcs config files; 
please shout if not.

Person submitting the patch:
- bonus points for documentation update
- more bonus points for having a nose around in our other config file 
readers, eg. the hooks, defaults, etc
msg19347 (view) Author: attila.lendvai Date: 2017-02-12.16:51:53
FTR, this is still true on 2.12.4
History
Date User Action Args
2010-12-17 17:19:17g9ks157kcreate
2013-02-16 08:36:33koweysetstatus: unknown -> needs-implementation
priority: bug
title: locale-dependent encoding of _darcs/prefs/author -> WANT: utf-8 encoding of _darcs/prefs/author
nosy: + jaredj
messages: + msg16618
topic: + ProbablyEasy
2017-02-12 16:51:54attila.lendvaisetmessages: + msg19347