[Samba] smbmount and UTF-8 characters

Russell Packer russell.packer at arnoldinteractive.com
Tue Oct 5 08:37:11 GMT 2004

> Hello list!
> Sorry to be a pain, but I've hunted high and low and can't seem to
> the answer.
> I have a Slackware 10 system and a Microsoft Windows 2000 system.
> On the Windows 2000 system are lots of files with extended characters
> like (tm), (r) and characters with umlauts.
> I used the "localedef" command and set LC_ALL=en_US.UTF8.
> I am running KDE and in the Konqueror browser I can use smb:// to
> connect to a share on the Windows system. All extended characters
> display as expected.
> If I use the "smbmount" command to mount these shares, and then use
> Konqueror to browse to "/mnt/projects" I can not longer see the
> characters.
> An example of one of the many variants of smbmount I have used:
> smbmount //systemx/projects /mnt/projects/ -o
> utf8
> The filesystem for /mnt/projects is reiserfs, which I understand
> supports utf8 just fine, though I have not used any explicit mount
> options.
> Can anybody guide me towards the magic that will make this work? If it
> makes any difference, I am trying to mount many shares for the purpose
> of using "s-tar" to archive old files.
> Many thanks,

Also, is what I am asking actually possible?

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