Ticket #87 (closed defect: fixed)
cvs --> mercurial: Configuration error: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xdc'
|Reported by:||ThurnerRupert||Owned by:||lele|
what could make tailor think reverting to "ascii" is wise?
17:19:09 [C] Upstream change application failed Configuration error: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xdc' in position 11: ordinal not in range(128): it seems that the encoding used by either the source ("ISO8859-1") or the target ("UTF-8") repository cannot properly represent at least one of the characters in the upstream changelog. You need to use a wider character set, using "encoding" option, or even "encoding-errors-policy".
we also tried to hardcode the encoding to UTF-8. the effect was that source and target are stated as "UTF-8" (which is not true) and the same "ascii" error.
the log message of that change was empty, the only strange thing i see was that a windows cvs client removed a file called "~$$CSS Übersicht.~vsd"
cvs to mercurial synch happens on unix, creating the file with escaping by "\" works as shown below:
$ locale LANG= LC_CTYPE="en_US.ISO8859-1" LC_NUMERIC="en_US.ISO8859-1" LC_TIME="en_US.ISO8859-1" LC_COLLATE="en_US.ISO8859-1" LC_MONETARY="en_US.ISO8859-1" LC_MESSAGES="en_US.ISO8859-1" LC_ALL=en_US.ISO8859-1 $ touch "~\$\$CSS Übersicht.~vsd" $ ls ~$$CSS Übersicht.~vsd
hg version is 0.9.1, or 0.9.2 (with patch from #86).