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Commit problems with German characters using SourceTree

Hello to everyone,

I have one problem with SourceTree since months. I am Delphi programmer and my IDE saves source files in standard ASCII format. In lines, where I am writing German comments (containing non-Latin letters like ö, ß, ä) there is not possible to commit them using "Stage hunk" button. I see the following error message then:

'git apply' failed with code 1: Checking patch xxx...
error: while searching for:

OVNI_PREFIX = 'ovni_'; // Standardname f�r Videoschnittstellen-DLL

error: patch failed: xxx:148
error: xxx: patch does not apply

I could commit the whole file and then everything is done, but committing only few lines is sometimes very useful for me.

I tried to change the file encoding into UTF8, but it does not help.

I am using embedded version of git (1.9.5).

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Thanks, I published the issue and it is active on this address:

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Seth Rising Star Oct 08, 2015

Or stage/commit those hunks from the command line.

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Seth Rising Star Oct 08, 2015

Still might be a git bug, but SourceTree's not giving enough info about what commands it is running. I think you should post a bug report at, and put a link here as an answer so others can find it. In the meantime, you may need to avoid non-Latin characters in your code.

Sorry, I meant "git add -p filename". I've corrected it in my comment later. It works in git without errors as I've mentioned, in SourceTree I receive the error on staging or discarding the hunk. Please look on this screenshot:

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Seth Rising Star Oct 08, 2015

What if you try "git add -p"? This is more like the command sourcetree is running when you stage hunks.

Thank for your comment Seth. Yes, I tried with command "git add -p filename" and "git reset -p filename" and it does work without any error.

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Seth Rising Star Oct 05, 2015

Try to commit from the command line. That'll clear up whether the bug is with SourceTree or Git.

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