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RE: Need multibyte advice - Shift-JIS




On February 27, 2019 14:36, Johannes Sixt wrote:
> Am 27.02.19 um 19:50 schrieb Randall S. Becker:
> > On February 27, 2019 13:18, Michal Suchánek wrote:
> >> What are your requirements, exactly?
> > Source code and comments contain SJIS content. The requirement is to
> > be able to move seamlessly in and out of git, and have git
> > show/diff/log display SJIS as well as ASCII content. How that happens
> > is open. The
> > UTF-16 is a red-herring, only as an attempt at getting at SJIS content
> > differently than the limitation imposed by less.
> 
> When your file content contains ShiftJIS, you should set an attribute in
> .gitattributes:
> 
> *.sourcecode	encoding=ShiftJIS
> 
> When your git commits messages contain ShiftJIS, you should configure
> 
>  git config i18n.commitEncoding ShiftJIS
> 
> More precisely, this assumes that your editor that composes to commits
> messages writes the .git/COMMIT_MSG in ShiftJIS.
> 
> When your terminal or pager is configured that it interprets the byte stream
> that it receives from applications for display as ShiftJIS, then you should
> configure
> 
>  git config i18n.logOutputEncoding ShiftJIS
> 
> You can set this independently from the other settings. In particular, when it
> is not set, UTF-8 is assumed. That is, if your terminal or pager supports UTF-
> 8, you should *NOT* set this configuration (or set it to UTF-8).
> 
> And, of course, you must have built Git with iconv, which must have support
> for ShiftJIS.

Thanks. I will forward this along and check the iconv build and rev-level we have used in git. Many thanks.