The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 1156
Filenames corrupt, if they contain "number" character
Last modified: 2005-11-14 09:24:32 UTC
I have Samba 3.0.1 ÏÎ FreeBSD5.2
My charset settings
display charset = KOI8-R
unix charset = KOI8-R
dos charset = CP866
When I create file from Windows with name, that contain "number" symbol ("#" in KOI8-R, I don't know
how it representate the same CP866 symbol), the name of this file become unreadable.
But all OK with such filenames on Samba 2.2.8 - "number" symbol in CP866 successfully convert to #
in KOI8-R during creation file.
Jeremy, any ideas ?
One additional comment:
The "ü" symbol in filename convert in
"copyright" symbol in Samba 2.2.8a,
not "#", as I posted before.
This is not a Samba error, neither iconv error. It is deliberate deviation in
Russian community from existing standard which was introduced by someone into
Samba 2.2 a long time ago. The simple fact is: KOI8-R does not contain Numero
sign at all by definition while CP866 (dos encoding) has. So it is impossible to
do proper conversion between them. People in past have violated KOI8-R standard
and mapped Numero to some non-important position for convenience. Since iconv(3)
in glibc and libiconv are implementing strict KOI8-R, this violation now removed
but inconvenience is introduced.
Solution is to switch to UTF-8 or ISO8859-5 or CP1251 as Unix encoding.