On Oct 20, 3:50 pm, Paulo Cassiano <pcassi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I tryed to set the i18n as you ask me to do, but doesn't work... My
> DOS prompt shows me characters like <E1><E7>... <F4> in the accents
> Now I'll try to set a default editor. I hope this works for me.
If you managed to make several commits with i18n.commitencoding *not*
set to the charset matching your windows' code page, then commit
messages of those commits are messed because Git interprets them as
UTF-8. i18n.commitencoding setting makes Git add special header to
every commit object you're making, so that it's able to re-encode
commit messages to your local charset when you do `git log` or
equivalent. So that option only affects commits made after it was set.
If it's not the case, re-check whether the option is really set and
spelled correctly by running
git config --list | findstr commitencoding
in your repository's working directory.
The best bet is just to create a test repository from scratch, set the
option being discussed on it, make several commits with non-ASCII
messages and verify everything works OK, including the output of `git
log` and the display in gitk.
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