Issue with cygwin svn and files with unicode characters

olivier barthelemy
Mon Jul 21 14:15:00 GMT 2014


I am sending this here and not to subversion project directly, since i
am seeing my problem in svn 1.8.1 of cygwin, but not on SVN 1.8.1 of

I just added a file with unicode chinese characters in a folder where
a repository is checked out. I didn't add that file to the repository,
it's only present locally. However, when i do a svn update from
cygwin, i get the errror :

svn: E000022: Error converting entry in directory '/my/path' to UTF-8
svn: E000022: Can't convert string from native encoding to 'UTF-8':
svn: E000022: File?\232?\139?\185?\230?\158?\156.txt

Numeric codes correspond to 苹果

As far as i know, windows file paths are always encoded in unicode, so
why is it assuming that my locale encoding is different than that?
And why is this error on a file that is not versionned preventing me
from updating my repository?

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