[Samba] samba & libiconv
jra at samba.org
Tue Nov 3 17:25:38 MST 2009
On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 09:49:02PM +0100, theHog wrote:
> ----- Oorspronkelijk bericht -----
> From: Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org>
> > On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 11:01:24PM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > > On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 01:43:42PM -0800, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > > > No. Samba needs libiconv to do the utf8 <--> UCS2 translations for
> > > > clients.
> > >
> > > Hmm. I thought we do *that* one ourselves. I thought we need
> > > libiconv just for the other charsets.
> > Ohh - yes you're right - we do several builtin, by preference
> > too. I thought we used to always call iconv by preference and
> > then fall back if we couldn't find it, but that's not right.
> > We have:
> > "UTF8", "ASCII", "ISO-8859-1" buit in...
> So, is the following correct?
> - Samba 3 uses UTF8 on the filesystem side (read&write filenames) by default
> for linux filsystems (ext3, ext4, reiserfs).
> - On the client side Samba translates filenames from the client encoding to
> UTF8 and vice versa.
> - Modern linux distributions use UTF8 encoding
> - Windows XP/Vista/7 uses ... UCS2 ?
> - MAC OS uses ... UTF8 ?
> And thus one does not need iconv unless Samba needs to write/read file
> systems that have a filename encoding that is not built-in in Samba (e.g. DOS
> codepages, ISO-8859-15, etc.)
> Maybe I misinterpret something here?
No, you're right. Volker just corrected me (I was wrong :-)
that's all !
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