libsmbclient, i18n

Stephan Kulow coolo at
Tue Sep 30 20:54:47 GMT 2003

Am Dienstag, 30. September 2003 20:51 schrieb Sorin Manolache:
> Hello,
> I'm developing an application which uses libsmbclient. It works fine if I
> do not use "special" characters, in my case Swedish ones (å, ö, ä).
> If my smb URI contains 'ö' (0xf6) for example, then the same 'ö' (0xf6)
> appears on the server side (I've looked in log.smbd) and it works as long
> as there is a Unix smbd server on the server side. However, smbc_open
> fails if the remote machine runs Windows.
> How can I make it work? Do I have to convert the smb URI somehow (how?)
> before I pass it smbc_open or do I have to configure libsmbclient somehow
> (how?) such that it performs the translation for me or do I have to
> recompile samba/libsmbclient with additional options (which?) ?
You need to pass it as UTF-8 encoded chars. If I used my iconv right, 'ö' 
should be %b6%c3

Greetings, Stephan

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