[Samba] Character encoding mystery

Ralph Böhme slow at samba.org
Thu Apr 26 18:10:47 UTC 2018

On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 11:00:17AM -0700, Jeremy Allison via samba wrote:
> I'm guessing this is compose character effect. MacOSX uses
> unicode "compose" characters to stich together an accent
> onto an existing chacter.

Precomposed vs decomposed that is (NFC vs NFD).

> I think MacOSX is the only system that uses this as standard.

macOS uses decomposed and it is iirc the only system that uses this.

> I think you should be able to fix this using iconv, although
> you might want to do this carefully on the server.

Björn's convmv is probably the better tool here.


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