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Re: Unicode support for CVS

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Unicode support for CVS
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 10:47:10 -0400 (EDT)

Da Costa Martins, Iolanda Maria writes:
> Should I conclude that my UTF-16 files (not the UTF-8, I know that) have to
> be binaries in CVS or could I seek for a positive answer on: yes, they can
> be handled as text. 
> And then where is the problem lying when CVS complains about my commit as
> text, stating that these files should be commited as binaries?

If you're using a platform that does not distinguish between text and
binary files (Windows does, most Unix-like systems do not), then you can
handle *any* file as text.  If your platform does distinguish, then you
must mark UTF-16 files as binary or risk corruption due to line-ending
conversions and, perhaps, incorrect end-of-file detection.

-Larry Jones

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