[Samba] scandinavian letters or charset problem?

Pirkka Luukkonen samba at con3.org
Wed Mar 17 19:20:08 GMT 2004


This teamware mailclient (teamware.com) that we use at the office has 
problems adding files as attachments from our Samba 3.0.2a share. The 
attachment file browser sees the files but fails to add them as 
attachments (with an error message: "valid.stf - file not found" 
regardless of the file name in question). I tracked this thing down to 
scandinavian letters (if your mail client supports it you should see 
these åäöÅÄÖ) in directory names.

g:\some-directory\some-file.png        Works OK
g:\scandiåöä\some-file.png         Doesn't work.

Anywhere else in Windows XP samba directories work just fine with 
scandinavian letters. This is the only program that behaves like this 
and I haven't received any help from vendor or manufacturer and they are 
as amazed as I am.

Server is Samba 3.0.2a with winbind and the charsets are:
        dos charset = CP850
        unix charset = UTF-8

Clients are Windows XP/2k/NT and Teamware Office 5.3/6.0.

If you have experienced anything similar to this or could suggest a 
solution, please do so!


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