Alex Sherman

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SVN UTF8 Error

An intresting error occured today, whil trying to do any SVN command I got the message:

svn: Valid UTF-8 data
(hex:)
followed by invalid UTF-8 sequence
(hex: b8 b4 bc fe)

It took me a while to get the solution, but there it is: it happens beacuse there is some corruption in file names (ususally from Windows). The solution wa simple – to narrow the search fro the folder with the corrupted file name, delete the corrupted file and the check it out from the repository again.

Special thanks to: http://ryanerwin.com/2007/04/09/valid-utf-8-data-hex-followed-by-invalid-utf-8-sequence/