[Samba] special chars in windows filenames

Fernando Pintabona fernando at sertecnet.com
Mon Apr 5 10:58:38 GMT 2004

Check the "unix charset" setting in smb.conf.
For Spanish, I had to add the following:
unix charset = CP850


Fernando P

On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 12:47, Joachim Thüx wrote:
> Hi folks!
> I upgraded a red hat linux fileserver (kernel version 2.4.18-14)
> from samba 2.x to samba 3.02.
> After the upgrade, the special chars in windows filenames
> (German Umlaute) were no more visible to clients but either
> substituted with a little black rectangle or completely suppressed -
> depending on the client operating system (W2000/W98).
> Within the archived list I found a hint that the smb options dos/unix charset
> might not be the solution, but it could be related to kernel restrictions.
> Any hints?
> Regards,
> Joachim
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