impact of CP850/IBM850 support missing?

John E. Malmberg wb8tyw at
Wed May 17 14:12:46 GMT 2006

Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-05-17 at 09:34 -0400, John E. Malmberg wrote:
>>OpenVMS currently does not have character set support for CP850 or IBM850.
>>What is the impact to SAMBA V3 about this?
> CP850 is the default DOS codepage (at least on Samba3) and is the
> codepage in use on most DOS installations. Usage from older Windows
> versions and DOS with special characters becomes rather limited for most
> people without CP850. I guess you could live with ASCII if you're not
> going to use older clients.
> (This is all AFAIK, I'm not much of an expert on encoding/charset
> issues, please correct me if I'm wrong)

Is this an issue that the filename displayed by the someone on the host
operating system will look differently than the filename on a SAMBA Client?

If so, then the impact is cosmetic.

If it is a case that the file can not be accessed or created by the
SAMBA client, then I need to find a way to make this work.

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