[PATCH stable v2] convert: use original local encoding when converting from Perforce

Eugene Baranov eug.baranov at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 17:23:22 CDT 2015

Also I checked Frank's Perfarce extension and haven't noticed it
relying on Latin1...

On 22 July 2015 at 23:18, Eugene Baranov <eug.baranov at gmail.com> wrote:
> My 'active code page' is 850, but p4 indeed generates 1252-encoded text.
> I've tried to 'convince' p4 to output in UTF-8, but so far I haven't
> figured out how.
> By lost I meant getting replaced with '?'
> On 22 July 2015 at 20:13, Matt Mackall <mpm at selenic.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2015-07-22 at 18:49 +0100, Eugene Baranov wrote:
>>> In my environment p4 seems to use default system locale (windows-1252)
>> It generates 1252-encoded bytes on the command line? Is your command
>> line environment in cp437 or similar? This is Mercurial's strategy on
>> Windows (ignore the OEM code page, only pay attention to the ANSI code
>> page) so I like it, but optimally we'd use UTF-8 for transferring
>> metadata across and a configurable encoding for filenames.
>>> for the output which results in some fancy character like "smart
>>> quotes" (“ 201C and ” 201D) to be lost if Latin1 is used.
>> When you say 'lost', do you mean they replaced with '?' or mojibaked?
>> --
>> Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.

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