impact of CP850/IBM850 support missing?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed May 17 16:15:04 GMT 2006

On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 10:12:46AM -0400, John E. Malmberg wrote:
> 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.

It will mess up the pulling of old DOS-style names on and off
the wire. Mostly this is ascii, but not in non-English locales.

You really need to fix this in OpenVMS (IMHO).


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