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git-cola didn't respect gui.encoding .gitconfig settings #303

Vdragon opened this Issue Jun 14, 2014 · 0 comments


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Vdragon commented Jun 14, 2014

according to git-config's manpage


    Specifies the default encoding to use for displaying of file contents in git-gui(1) and gitk(1). It can be overridden by setting the encoding attribute for relevant files (see gitattributes(5)). If this option is not set, the tools default to the locale encoding.

git-cola should(?) treats file content as BIG5(CP950) by default on my system, however it displays UTF-8 encoded file correctly instead of BIG5 file:

It doesn't really matters me as I write all my files in UTF-8, though but ancient users will be affected(Windows store files using user's codepage settings by default.)

davvid added a commit that referenced this issue Jun 15, 2014

gitcfg: honor gui.encoding when showing diffs
When no per-file attributes have been set via .gitattributes then we
should respect gui.encoding as the default file encoding.

This allows users to use non-utf-8 file content by setting the
gui.encoding variable, as is described in git-config(1).

Related-to: #303
Suggested-by: Reported-by: V字龍(Vdragon) <>
Signed-off-by: David Aguilar <>

@davvid davvid closed this in 81774fa Jun 15, 2014

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