[Samba] samba storing filenames as utf8

Kurt Weiss maillists at kwnet.at
Fri Jan 12 09:38:22 GMT 2007

samba 3.0.22
debian woody.
linux charset: iso8859-15
windows charset iso8859-15

tested parameters:
    unix charset = ISO_8859-15
    display charset = ISO_8859-15
    unix charset = ISO-8859-15
    unix charset = iso8859-15
    unix charset = utf8
    unix charset = UTF8
    unix charset = LOCALE


files are seen in windows correct iso8859 named.
if i look at the linux server, there are encrypted special characters in 
the filenames. (e.g. "Entwürfe" looks like "EntwÃ1/4rfe")

i've tested a long time and today i've tried to convert the filename:

sv01samba:/# echo EntwÃ1/4rfe | iconv -f utf8 -t iso8859-15

in my view, it seems, that samba ignores the given "unix charset" parameter.

kurt, austria. (http://www.kwnet.at)
this is a posting from a samba *user* - not a samba developer.
the posting is created on the base of experiences an may be faulty.
so, if contains any mistakes, please feel free to correct it

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