[Samba] Japanese File Formats

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Feb 2 18:06:17 GMT 2004

On Sun, Feb 01, 2004 at 10:42:21PM +0100, Dexter Filmore wrote:
> > 
> > Samba will not modify the contents of the file, however Samba 2.2 has
> > very poor support for anything other than ASCII in filenames.  Samba 3.0
> > introduced real support for unicode filenames.
> Been there, doesn't work. Put special characters in a filename on the server
> and try to open/move/copy/whatever that file and linux will tell you that the
> fil eisn't there at all tho you see it with your very eyes.
> Been fighting with non-ascii chars for 14 months now (!) and thought more than
> one about migrating the server back to windows.

It works correctly on Samba 2.2 if you set the codepage parameter
correctly for the client. The issue is that it only works for
one codepage (as well as ASCII). This definately works on Samba 2.2,
we wouldn't have had much success as a fileserver without it. You
need to check your config.


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