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Re: Need multibyte advice - Shift-JIS




On Wed, 27 Feb 2019 10:54:23 -0500
"Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On February 27, 2019 9:09, Michal Suchánek wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:04:08 -0500
> > "Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >   
> > > Hi Git Team,
> > >
> > > I have to admit being perplexed by this one. I have been asked to
> > > support the Shift-JIS character set in file contents, comments, and
> > > logs, for a partner of mine. I know there are a few ways to do this,
> > > but I'm looking for the official non-hacky way to do this. This is CLI
> > > only, and our pager, less, does not support multi-byte, so I'm looking  
> for
> > options there also.
> > 
> > SJIS is about as much multibyte as UTF-8.
> > 
> > Why do you think less does not support it?
> > 
> > Last time I looked there was SJIS locale for libc so it is only matter of
> > generating the correct locales and using them. Of course, if you are  
> running
> > in UTF-8 SJIS will look like garbage.  
> 
> Sadly, I did not personally build less on this platform, and the libc used
> did not include UTF-16, on the platform vendor supplied less. cat works
> fine, but the usual LESSCHARSET=utf-16 is unsupported, so I am looking for
> an alternative. THAT is why I think less does not support it. Sorry, I
> should have made that more clear.
> 
> cat works fine, so if I set GIT_PAGER=cat, I can at least see the diffs
> cleanly in SJIS, but this partner wants a pager that is usable.
> 

So you want to use SJIS because UTF-16 is not supported. So what is the
problem with SJIS (or UTF-8 for that matter)?

Thanks

Michal