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    SubjectRe: OT: character encodings (was: Linux 2.6.20-rc4)
    On Sun, Jan 07, 2007 at 07:17:30PM +0000, Russell King wrote:

    > commit 24ebead82bbf9785909d4cf205e2df5e9ff7da32
    > tree 921f686860e918a01c3d3fb6cd106ba82bf4ace6
    > parent 264166e604a7e14c278e31cadd1afb06a7d51a11
    > author Rafa³ Bilski <rafalbilski@interia.pl> 1167691774 +0100
    > committer Dave Jones <davej@redhat.com> 1167799119 -0500
    >
    > and looking at that "author" closer with od:
    >
    > 0000140 74 68 6f 72 20 52 61 66 61 b3 20 42 69 6c 73 6b
    > t h o r R a f a ³ B i l s k
    >
    > clearly not UTF-8. I doubt whether any of the commits I do on my
    > en_GB ISO-8859-1 systems end up being UTF-8 encoded.

    This has been bugging me for a while.
    Viewing the mail I applied in mutt shows his name correctly as Rafał
    Applying it with git-applymbox and viewing the log on master.kernel.org
    with git log shows Rafa<B3> And then later when put into email
    it turns into Rafa³

    > But the point is there is charset damage which has happened _long_ before
    > Linus' action. There is no character set defined for the contents of git
    > repositories, and as such the output of the git tools can not be
    > interpreted as any one single character set.

    If there's something I should be doing when I commit that I'm not,
    I'll be happy to change my scripts. My $LANG is set to en_US.UTF-8
    which should DTRT to the best of my knowledge, but clearly, that isn't
    the case.

    Dave

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