impact of CP850/IBM850 support missing?

Michael B Allen mba2000 at
Wed May 17 17:23:36 GMT 2006

On Wed, 17 May 2006 15:48:43 +0200
Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at> 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.

Any client that use RAP NetShareEnum like smbclient or jCIFS will not
read share names correctly if they contain non-ASCII characters. For
example, umlauts and such are not terribly uncommon.


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