i18n question.

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at richardsharpe.com
Sun Mar 7 09:22:47 GMT 2004

On Sun, 7 Mar 2004, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> On Sun, 2004-03-07 at 19:04, Michael B Allen wrote:
> > Kenichi Okuyama said:
> > > Some WorkStation, like Sony NeWS and several others, as well as
> > > Japanese specific version of popular OS, identify character with
> > > 0x80 bit on, as EUC or CP932.
> > >
> > > They check for validness of given string as EUC, or CP932.
> > > Unfortunately UTF-8 do not pass this test for most cases.
> > > But user still need to use these OS, and can not move to other OS.
> > >
> > > Hence, they need FS charset to be what the OS support. Not UTF-8.
> > 
> > I do not understand this. Are you speaking of clients? Why would using UTF-8 internally to
> > Samba (the server) have any effect on the client?
> I think Kenichi means system libraries (something that would probably
> violate posix) or at the very least other applications that use the same
> filenames.

My understanding of what was said just recently is that different products 
use different code points for the same glyphs!

Since there is no indication of which charset is actually being used, 
there is no way to map between the charset the client is using and UTF-8 
(or whatever).

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]richardsharpe.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org, 
sharpe[at]ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com

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