Japanese characters across Linux Server and Mac OS X 10.1

Steve Langasek vorlon at netexpress.net
Mon Aug 5 08:03:04 GMT 2002

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 11:57:07PM +0900, TAKAHASHI Motonobu wrote:

> Suraj K. Rai wrote:
> >I am trying to get Japanese characters to be recognized via SAMBA from
> >a Linux Redhat 7.3 server (SAMBA 2.2.3) and Mac OS X 10.1.5 client but
> >nothing seems to be working.

> Currently you cannot use Japanese characters on Mac OS X client to
> connect Samba 2.x server. Mac OS X smb client can recognize UCS-2 only
> on the wire, but Samba 2.2.x uses DOS codepage (Shift_JIS for
> Japanese) on the wire regardless of "coding system".

> For Samba 3.x which uses UCS-2 on the wire, you will be able to use
> Japanese characters with Mac OS X smb client.

Unfortunately, it is said that Mac OS X does not use UCS-2 on the wire,
but instead uses UTF-16.  This may cause additional interoperability
problems for CJK users -- although UTF-16 is probably the better
character set to use for Japanese.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer
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