The --with-libiconv option

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Wed Sep 21 13:56:38 GMT 2005

Thanks!  I'll also forward that weakness to the Sun Samba/iconv folks.
and see if there is a charset/iconv pair that will get to proper
Japanese support.


TAKAHASHI Motonobu wrote:
> beavis red wrote:
>>I am trying to compile Samba 3.0.20 with Solaris 8 native 
>>/usr/lib/iconv intended for using eucJP and CP850 codeset
>>conversion between Windows and Unix. Had anyone done this 
>>before successfully?
> You cannot use Solaris native iconv() for Samba.
> Samba needs to convert CP850 (or IBM850)  to UCS-2LE but is not
> supported. 
> Even if you could modify the code to support those conversion (I think
> this is easy because Solaris has "IBM-850" charset), Japanese codesets
> could not be converted to UCS-2LE or other UCS-2 series codes (could
> be converted to UTF-8 only) with Solaris native iconv().
> Use GNU libiconv + Japanese patch to support Japanese characters for
> Samba 3.0.X.
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