Currently, one has to manually set display charset and unix charset in
smb.conf for getting non-ascii letters working.
I don't understand why display charset currently defaults to ASCII
and unix charset defaults to UTF8. Can't they just both default to
the current locale ? (particularly display charset). This would make
accented letters work in probably every usual case, and possibly fix some
of the charset bugs that were reported against samba in debian's bts.
Note that smbmount should pass to the kernel the current locale charset too.
That would possibly make people working on the same machine but with
different charsets be happy too.
Currently the default value for "display charset" is "LOCALE", not "ASCII".
The description for "display charset" does not follow the current implementation.
the display charset doc is fixed in svn and probably in next release, too. unix charset must be fixed and should not change randomly depending on locale settings.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 4240 ***
Is this because that's the server which uses unix charset, while clients always use display charset?