Antwort: Re: Antwort: Re: [Samba] Samba 3.3.4 Umlaut in Share comment

Howard Allison howard.allison at
Thu Jun 4 05:50:08 GMT 2009

> Christian Perrier <bubulle at>
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> Re: Antwort: Re: [Samba] Samba 3.3.4 Umlaut in Share comment
> Quoting Howard Allison (howard.allison at
> > > How is the smb.conf file encoded? Is it UTF-8 or ISO-8859-1?
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > I assume ISO8859-1(In the smitty 'convert flat file' menu UTF-8 isn't
> > option for the target - there are a few issues with the utf-8 packages
> > AIX 6... they don't seem to exist...
> > In any case it's the same smb.conf that worked in 3.0.32...with
> IIRC, full Unicode-only internal handling on strings has only been
> completed in 3.2 (samba developers would probably better confirm this
> than me) so it wouldn't be surprising that it doesn't work anymore.
> You really should convert that file to UTF-8:
> iconv -f iso-8859-1 -t utf-8 <smb.conf >
> Hopefully, AIX 6 has iconv..:-)...otherwise you need to edit the file
> on an UTF-8 enabled system (any recent Linux distro is probably well
> suited).
> at worst, just try replacing the umlauts with ASCII characters, just
> to see (of course that will lead to Ugly German...).
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Thanks Christian, as William Jojo suggested - the AIX iconv isn't up to the
task - I've built a gnu iconv on AIX 6.1 here - and it does fix the
problem, but the umlaut isn't legible anymore with vi - looks like we'll be
sticking with the 'ugly German' solution :-)

thanks both for your help!

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