[Samba] Character Set Conversion Problem in 3.0.1?

Sean Brannon sbrannon at operamail.com
Mon Jan 5 07:08:48 GMT 2004

Thank you for your answer. I tried this utility, and found it to be far less than useful. It did indeed convert the directory names, but failed the file names. It also failed subsequent attempts upon the file names.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Juer Lee" <juer.lee at raidtec.ie>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 13:17:17 +0800
To: <samba at lists.samba.org>,"Sean M. Brannon" <sbrannon at operamail.com>
Subject: Re: [Samba] Character Set Conversion Problem in 3.0.1?

> Refer http://devel.adv-solutions.net/tools/treeconv-0.1.tar.gz which was
> sent by Parrillo,Michael on Dec 10th, 2003.
> " It was programmed in order to convert the files stored at a customer's
> system from "cp850"( Samba 2.x ) to "utf8"( Samba 3.x ) charsets when
> upgrading Samba at the fileservers"
> Juer
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Sean M. Brannon" <sbrannon at operamail.com>
> To: <samba at lists.samba.org>
> Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 10:42 AM
> Subject: [Samba] Character Set Conversion Problem in 3.0.1?
> Environment: Red Hat 9.0 x86 Samba 3.0.1
> Compiled with:  --prefix=/usr/samba
> --with-lockdir=/usr/samba/var/locks --with-automount --with-pam
> --with-quotas --with-acl-support --with-smbwrapper
> I have been using Samba 2.2.x, and have files and dirs with umlauts
> (specifically, o's with two dots over them, as in Björk) which display
> fine in Windows mounted shares. These same files/dirs show up as Bj?rk
> in BASH with the default SUPPORTED=en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en environment
> variable set.
> My problem is that both 3.0 and 3.0.1 don't display the character
> correctly. I get Bj plus a bunch of rectangles that generally denote a
> character position in your current font that doesn't have a visual
> representation. I can't open the dir or files as I get an error saying
> it couldn't be opened, etc.
> I'm using the same smb.conf file as I did with 2.2.x. I've tried
> mucking around by adding unicode=yes and unix charset = UTF8. This
> doesn't help. I end up with Bj and the rest of the file/dir name not
> displayed and the target not openable.
> Ideas?
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