cyrillic letters in filenames.

Ilia Chipitsine ilia at
Mon Oct 11 01:23:25 GMT 1999


On Sun, 10 Oct 1999, Urban Widmark wrote:

> On Mon, 11 Oct 1999, Ilia Chipitsine wrote:
> What are you using to access the server, smbclient (ftp-like) or smbfs
> (mounted)?

server is Samba, client is Windoze boxen.

> smbclient handles the swedish characters properly (except in some error
> messages), don't know about cyrillic.
> smbfs produces "garbage" for those same swedish characters. The problem
> with smbfs is that it does not translate the codepage presented by the smb
> server to the native charset (or unicode utf-8, or whatever).
> I know of 2 unofficial patches to smbfs for this.
> Mine can be found at:
> One patch is for the kernel (should work with any 2.2 and 2.3) and one is
> for smbmount (optional and only for samba before 2.0.5).
> (read more in the patched version of linux/include/linux/smb_mount.h, or
>  in the patch file itself)
> Artem V. Ryabov <artem at>, has also solved this problem:
> Mine handles both utf-8 format and codepages, Artem's conversions are

well, actually it's KOI8-R, but utf-8 is also OK...

> probably faster and his interface to smbmount is nicer.
> > the another address. If this letter hasn't reached the list, let me know)
> You do realise that doing that is kind of difficult? :)

well, I didn't think much about it.
I never think so far.

> /Urban

Ilia Chipitsine

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