German Umlaut in Samba

Matthias Wächter matthias at
Thu Jul 8 08:36:36 GMT 1999

On Thu, 8 Jul 1999 rbrand at wrote:

> does anyone know in which way I have to handle German Umlaut
> in file names ?!

Well, seems you used the wrong list, but anyway...

> character set = ?
> client code page = ?

for Windows-Only Operation: ignore these settings.

If you want to be able to interact with the underlaying Linux/Unix, you
have to set the character set to whatever your Server-OS is set up. The
Client Code Page is usually 850.

But remember: smbclient (in parts) and swat cannot handle umlauts
correctly, Servername/Sharename cannot have umlauts, and files already
written with "wrong" umlauts will have to be renamed to be usable.

> Is this the way to do it ?!

Try a look at your help file! Even if it lacks tons of information, umlaut
usage is described there very well.

Sehr Wus,
- Matthias

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