[Samba] samba & libiconv

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Nov 5 02:29:45 MST 2009

On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 09:49:02PM +0100, theHog wrote:
> 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.)

Sounds right, although I'm not sure the build system allows
this properly.

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