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Subject: Re: Unrecognizable filenames after upgrade to Fedora Core 2
From: Joel Wiramu Pauling (
Date: 2004-08-27

Itś the codepages you selected in the kernel compile. Windows is stupid
and uses region specific codepages, and not utf.

BTW you can force a particular codepage for samba shares with a little
known option in the kernel.

On Fri, 2004-08-27 at 20:40, Johan Vromans wrote:
> sophana <> writes:
> > I don't think it is filesystem related.
> I beg to differ.
> > I have the same problems in my ext3 FS.
> > But when exported through samba, the chars are ok.
> > Even under windows with cygwin under ntfs with xterm (and even with
> > the windows command prompt with bash!), I have these '?' chars.
> > I have no problem with the native windows command prompt (msdos shell)
> Yes, I've seen this behaviour as well.
> > Finally I think it is bash or whatever your shell that filters these
> > characters.
> Definitely not. I've tried ls (with options like --show-control-chars
> and -N), emacs dired, rsync and Perl readdir. All of them are very
> consistent in presenting the "?"s, so I think they are generated at
> some deeper level.
> -- Johan
> _______________________________________________


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