samba-head bug relating to windows special chars (1/2)

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Wed Nov 6 07:57:01 GMT 2002

On Wed, 6 Nov 2002, Richard Sharpe wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Nov 2002 jra at wrote:
> > Oh. Do you have the unix character set set to iso8859-1 ? I
> > don't think that character set has a 1/2 character. Try
> > setting it to utf8 and see if this fixes it.
> Hmmm, Under FreeBSD, that character is encoded as 0xC2 0xBD while under 
> Linux it is encoded as 0xAB ...
> So, I think it might be a failure to do with the creation of the file in 
> the first place ...

OK, I have confirmed that. I copied the file from FreeBSD to Linux, and 
Samba displayed it correctly under Win2K.

This looks more like a file creation problem.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, rsharpe at, 
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