Win2K client not sending unicode filename to samba server

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Sun Mar 3 12:22:02 GMT 2002

Hayden So wrote:
> Hi,
>         I have spent more than a week trying to setup a Samba server to
> create/rename file with names in Chinese (both traditional and simplified)
> or even Japanese with no luck at all.  The name on the linux share always
> end up showing as junk (or I should say, a mangled name based on junk).
>         This is my environment:
>         Server:  Stock RH7.0 running self-compiled Samba 2.2.3a.
>         Client:  Win2K (tried both w/o SP and SP2).  Default language set
> to English (US).  Traditional Chinese, and other asian languages enabled.
>         After researching from the net, it seems there are stil bugs in
> 2.2.x regarding unicode.  

Samba 2.2 doesn't even support Unicode - you need Samba HEAD for
anything approaching good internationalisation support.  Samba 2.2 only
supports this via dos code pages, which have to be setup to match on the
client and server.

Andrew Bartlett

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Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at

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