Native character set support

Jeremy Allison jallison at
Thu Dec 3 18:16:09 GMT 1998

Andrej Borsenkow wrote:

> Do you mean using Unicode internally for all texts in SAMBA? But then you
> will need translation on (almost) every Unix - how many systems support
> Unicode natively?

I mean using UTF8 encoding of unicode internally to Samba for pathnames.
This will mean converting to/from UNIX host format on pathname access on some

> And the big question is, what to do with characters outside of host charset?

Probably leave as UTF8 - and assume the underlying
filesystem is 8 bit clean.


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