[Samba] upgrade to 3.0alpha20: accented chars in filenames unreadable

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Wed Oct 16 14:20:50 GMT 2002

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Can anyone comment on this?

On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Louis-David Mitterrand wrote:

> Upon upgrading from 2.2.5 to 3.0alpha20 on Debian unstable, filenames
> with accented characters (ie: éàî etc.) became unreadable. For example
> in W2K a filename previously called "résumé.xls" became "r" when looking at
> the samba share; and the filename is impossible to modify from windows:
> samba log says "file not found". From the shell the file looks like
> "r?sum?.xls" but the "?" are actually 0x83.
> Now, the file contents are intact and if modified from the unix command
> line to non-accented they become accessible again from windows.
> FWIW I used the following command to sanitize all filenames:
> % rename -v 's/\x8c/i/g;s/[\x83\x8a\x82]/e/g' **/*
> I know I'm using an "alpha" samba and "unstable" debian, but still I'd
> like to understand what happened, if possible.
> Is this a known issue?

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