Repository Explorer lacks unicode support in Tags
Created originally on Bitbucket by defrodav
Tortoise HG (i.e. the Repository Explorer) cannot handle unicode characters in tags properly. You can add a tag with unicode chars (e.g. German umlauts like ä,ö,ü) and they are being written to .hgtags. But if you refresh the repository explorer, the summary column of the tagged changeset does not show the tag. Furthermore the summary flickers between different child and parent summaries when you focus it. But its own summary is never shown. The changeset's details on the bottom right corner of the repository explorer do show commit description and tag properly (even with correct unicode chars). But the summary column does not.
To reproduce this issue, just place a new tag and enter some unicode chars like 'ä' into the tag name. I am using Tortoise HG 1.1.1 on Windows Vista x86.