On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 09:37:50AM +0100, Johannes Sixt wrote:
> From: Johannes Sixt <j...@kdbg.org>
> iconv on Windows does not know the encoding name "utf8", and does not
> re-encode log messages when this name is given. Request "UTF-8" encoding.
> Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <j...@kdbg.org>
> I'm not sure whether I'm right to say that "UTF-8" is the correct
> spelling. Anyway, 'iconv -l' on my old Linux box lists "UTF8", but on
> Windows it does not.
UTF-8 is correct according to:
> A more correct fix would probably be to use is_encoding_utf8() in more
> places, but it's outside my time budget look after it.
Yeah, I wonder if this is a symptom of a deeper issue, which is that
utf-8 has many synonyms, and we would prefer to canonicalize the
encoding name before generating an object to avoid inconsistencies (of
course we cannot do so for every imaginable encoding, but utf-8 is a
pretty obvious one we handle already). We _should_ be generating commits
with no encoding header at all for utf-8, though.
And indeed, it looks like that is the case. commit_tree_extended has:
/* Not having i18n.commitencoding is the same as having utf-8 */
encoding_is_utf8 = is_encoding_utf8(git_commit_encoding);
strbuf_addf(&buffer, "encoding %s\n", git_commit_encoding);
which makes me think that this first hunk...
> diff --git a/t/t4210-log-i18n.sh b/t/t4210-log-i18n.sh
> index 52a7472..b1956e2 100755
> --- a/t/t4210-log-i18n.sh
> +++ b/t/t4210-log-i18n.sh
> @@ -15,7 +15,7 @@ test_expect_success 'create commits in different encodings'
> git add msg &&
> - git -c i18n.commitencoding=utf8 commit -F msg &&
> + git -c i18n.commitencoding=UTF-8 commit -F msg &&
> cat >msg <<-EOF &&
...should be a no-op; the utf8 there should never be seen by anybody but
git. Can you confirm that is the case?
> @@ -30,7 +30,7 @@ test_expect_success 'log --grep searches in log output
> encoding (utf8)' '
> - git log --encoding=utf8 --format=%s --grep=$utf8_e >actual &&
> + git log --encoding=UTF-8 --format=%s --grep=$utf8_e >actual &&
> test_cmp expect actual
This one will feed it to iconv, though, because the latin1 commit will
need to be re-encoded. I think the simplest thing would just be:
diff --git a/utf8.c b/utf8.c
index 1087870..8d42b50 100644
@@ -507,6 +507,17 @@ char *reencode_string(const char *in, const char
*out_encoding, const char *in_e
+ * Some platforms do not have the variously spelled variants of
+ * UTF-8, so let us feed iconv the most official spelling, which
+ * should hopefully be accepted everywhere.
+ if (is_encoding_utf8(in_encoding))
+ in_encoding = "UTF-8";
+ if (is_encoding_utf8(out_encoding))
+ out_encoding = "UTF-8";
conv = iconv_open(out_encoding, in_encoding);
if (conv == (iconv_t) -1)
Does that fix the tests for you? It's a larger change, but I think it
makes git friendlier all around for people on Windows.
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