samba and utf-8-mac

Alexander Bokovoy ab at
Thu Jun 16 20:00:45 GMT 2005

On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 03:48:49PM +0200, Guglielmo wrote:
> Is there any way to get UTF-8-MAC support in samba? I have problems
> using osx samba cause it doesn't accept the colon ":" character using a
> samba server on linux.
No, unless underlying system supports it.

Samba starting with 3.0 and onwards uses iconv(3) whenever possible.
Therefore, you need to have underlying iconv(3) implementation to support
UTF-8-Mac. It is not in glibc yet AFAIK.

May be Conrad could add some on this but from what I see in Darwin 8.1
samba modifications, it just uses underlying UTF-8-MAC implementation in
Darwin's charsets code via special macosxfs charset module which just remaps
Samba iconv code to differently expressed Darwin's API.

/ Alexander Bokovoy
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