DO NOT REPLY [Bug 3299] rsync: now replaces non-ASCII character with numerical values

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Tue Jan 17 04:04:21 GMT 2006

wayned at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Severity|major                       |normal
             Status|NEW                         |ASSIGNED

------- Comment #1 from wayned at  2006-01-16 21:04 MST -------
The changelog statement you cited is correct for locales that don't use
multibyte encodings (of which UTF-8 is not one).  For instance, rsync outputs
all the extended characters from ISO-8859-1 without any mangling.

I've been considering how best to add multibyte support to rsync, and I think
that I can leverage the way iconv() works to have it tell me if characters are
valid in the current locale.  A patch that does this (along with adding
filename conversion support) is here:

This is still a young patch, so be careful if you decide to give it a try.

The patch applies to the latest CVS source.  See the diff for build and usage

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