Problem with National Characters

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Jan 27 14:33:05 GMT 2002

Mats olsson wrote:
> Hi Everyone
> I am trying to migrate an old samba 2.07 to 3.0 and i got almost everything
> runing smothly exept that I can't get swat to work. It starts and it listens
> on port 901 but i can't connect so i decided to do without swat and used my
> old smb-conf file instead. BIG Misstake.

Can't connect?  Can you be a bit more specific?

> Now i can't get the Swedish National Characters "åäö" to work they gets
> replaced by "vde" both then i wiev the filenames with Samba or in a shell.
> If i restart the old  2.07 it's alright.
> I Belive this to be a config error on my part... I've included the SMB.CONF.
> Could anyone please point out my misstake ?

Firstly, can you check your configure output, and confirm that your
system correctly detected 'iconv'?.  Samba now uses this to convert
national characters from their Unix representation (normally UTF8) to
Unicode on the wire.  I don't think the 'client code page' is used any

Andrew Bartlett

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