samba and utf-8-mac

Michael Sweet mike at
Sun Jun 19 21:18:32 GMT 2005

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 18, 2005 at 12:23:29PM +0400, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
>>It is utf-8 varient which differs in that all composite characters are
> Hmmm utf8 "varient"... Apple not using an international standard ! No :-). What a
> suprise.  Thinking "different" (ly) I guess :-).
> I not that it's not listed on the pages but only at
> So it's not suprising that glibc iconv doesn't support it (I believe that's
> the problem, yes ?).

Actually, no, it is just that Unicode actually comes in four
normalization forms: NFC (composed), NFD (decomposed), NFKC
(composed with preference to previous ISO-8859-x chars), and
NFKD (decomposed except for ISO-8859-x chars).

IIRC, Apple uses NFD, while UNIX/Linux typically uses NFKC.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software

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