samba-3.0.0beta1 codeset issue on non-Linux
abartlet at samba.org
Sat Jun 14 04:35:44 GMT 2003
On Sat, 2003-06-14 at 13:13, TAKAHASHI Motonobu wrote:
> >> So the questions:
> >> 1. Are we going to _require_ GNU's iconv at every site? (I.e. refuse to
> >> install samba if GNU iconv not already installed.) I hope not.
> >I hope too. However, if something broken, it needs to be fixed. For broken
> >native iconv implementations OS vendors might be those who take
> >responsibility as well.
> For Japanese, there are several conversion rules between current
> codesets to Unicode, but this is NOT a bug, because Unicode Consortium
> has never released any mapping tables. Please refer to
> GNU libiconv has also problems. As I know, there are no iconv()s
> that can support *all* Japanese Windows characters correctly.
> I sent to mails to libiconv maintainer to modify GNU libiconv() to
> support characters used in Japanese Windows, but there are no reply
> So currently I can't help telling Japanese people that Samba 3.x
> will not be able to work under Japanese environment.
This is why samba allows for plugins to implement 'strange' mappings.
(on a one->one basis I think).
> >> b) Bundle iconv (or part) with samba?
> >I'm not sure this would be a good solution.
> is the only reasonable solutions, I think.
No, I don't think that including iconv() in samba in reasonable. Why is
it better to have iconv inside samba than outside?
> (Indeed in Japan, we do not like to use iconv() because of these
> problems, also do not like to use Unicode itself because of the code
> conversion problems and the lack of interoperability with current
> Japanese charachter sets.)
> TAKAHASHI, Motonobu monyo at home.monyo.com
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
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