abartlet at samba.org
Sun Mar 7 00:17:00 GMT 2004
On Sun, 2004-03-07 at 10:48, Michael B Allen wrote:
> Kenichi Okuyama said:
> >>> This includes moving from old system to new system.
> >>> Since file system ( and tar format ) does not care about
> >>> character set, when we make backup, they do no character
> >>> conversion. And many system administrator do not wish to try
> >>> conversion
> > Michael> There are many good tools for converting entire filesystems from
> > one
> > Michael> encoding to another. Moving foward this will be the correct
> > solution.
> > Not always.
> > Unicode do not fully contain what we had in CP932 nor EUC nor
> > JIS. There is 'machine dependent' characters which causes trouble.
> So you're claiming you cannot map these to Unicode? If so, then you cannot
> use Windows fireservers with Unicode? Do you run entierly in a SHIFT-JIS,
> EUC-JP, or CP932 locale?
More seriously - if these character sets are not 'compatible' with
unicode, then the game is up. There is no solution, as the on-wire
character set is UTF16.
We can't change what is on the wire, therefore whatever we use on the
disk *must* be compatible with unicode. This is why we like UTF8 so
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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