On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 5:53 AM, Torsten Bögershausen <tbo...@web.de> wrote:
>> Does this have any effects on non-utf8 users? I'm on utf-8, so this is
>> not really my concern, that is unless it changes something on LANG=C..
> Not sure if I fully understand the question.
> Mac OS will always use UTF-8, and we can choose between
> precomposesd and decomposed.
> Windows ("Git for Windows" == msysgit) uses UTF-8 (precomposed)
> Git under cygwin 1.7 uses UTF-8, precomposed.
> Git under cygwin 1.5 or git compiled under mingw does not use
> UTF-8, but a Windows code page"
> Linux may use UTF-8 or ISO-8859 or whatever you configure.
> This change affects only Mac OS,
> (should this be stated better in the commit MSG?)

Ah yes, I see precompose_unicode changes default value from -1 to 1,
but I did not see that the whole precompose unicode code is only
active in Mac OS.

> And if somebody wants to change a repo between Linux, Windows
> and/or Mac OS, everybody should use UTF-8 (precomposed) for filenames,
> directories and branches.
> (or stick to ASCII)
> Does this answer the question?

It does, thanks.
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