darcs

Issue 2262 display of meta-data should be in local encoding

Title display of meta-data should be in local encoding
Priority Status unknown
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Superseder Nosy List bf
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Created on 2012-10-24.19:14:14 by bf, last changed 2012-10-24.19:14:14 by bf.

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msg16263 (view) Author: bf Date: 2012-10-24.19:14:12
1. Summarise the issue (what were doing, what went wrong?)

ben@sarun[1]: ~/tmp > cd bla 
ben@sarun[1]: .../tmp/bla > darcs initialize   
ben@sarun[1]: .../tmp/bla > darcs tag öü
ben@sarun[1]: .../tmp/bla > echo $LC_CTYPE 
de_DE.UTF-8
ben@sarun[1]: .../tmp/bla > darcs changes -a
Wed Oct 24 20:55:35 CEST 2012  Ben Franksen <ben.franksen@online.de>
  tagged <U+00C3><U+00B6><U+00C3><U+00BC>

2. What behaviour were you expecting instead?

I expected that darcs displays

ben@sarun[1]: .../tmp/bla > darcs changes -a
Wed Oct 24 20:55:35 CEST 2012  Ben Franksen <ben.franksen@online.de>
  tagged öü

that is, takes $LC_CTYPE into account when displaying patch meta-data.

I *dearly hope* that darcs internally stores the meta-data in locale
independent format and uses the current locale to interpret the user's
input when recording a patch, but I have not verified that. (If not,
this would be another issue and a much graver one).

3. What darcs version are you using? (Try: darcs --exact-version)

2.9.5 (+ 157 patches)
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