[Samba] Confusing filenames with iso8859-1 characters

Dag Gruneau dag at gruneau.com
Wed Jan 14 01:09:39 GMT 2004

Hello do someone know how to get this right?

I create a file on my Linux server from a Linux client containing
swedish characters: åäöÅÄÖ. The file gets named accordingly and the
name shows up correctly both in Konquerer and console application when
viewd from the server and from the client. The server runs samba,
when the file is viewed from a Win2k client the name is mangled.

If I create a file named: åäöÅÄÖ from the Win2k client the Win2k client
will see the correct filename but the server and other Linux clients will
only see a mangled name.

We have an old Win2k server, if a file is created with the name åäöÅÄÖ on
Win2k server the file can be seen with the correct name from BOTH Linux
and Win2k client no matter who created the file.

I'd like to have the same behaviour on the samba server but I fail to get
I have so far exprimented with the parameter "unix charset" in smb.conf with
no success.

Thanks in advance


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