[blfs-support] Setting Up "unix charset" in Samba Configuration File

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Wed Dec 11 16:07:59 PST 2013

On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 05:40:46PM -0500, Alan Feuerbacher wrote:
> How can I tell if I have "ISO-8859-1 data in the files offered by 
> Samba"? As I understand it, Samba is a general file server, so in 
> general it should handle all manner of files; hence I should use UTF-8, no?
 I assume you are intending to use Samba to share some of your own
(text) data with other boxes on your own network.  For modern data,
I assume UTF-8 will be correct.  If you have created data using the
limited set of symbols and accented letters in iso-8859-1 then the
reverse would apply.  If the data is all ASCII then either, but
UTF-8 will then allow you to use any character in the future.

 N.B. You mentioned an American locale, so I've ignored the
available variations for other character sets.  Also, I don't use
Samba (when I have to use windows, I use nfs to get data to/from my
main systems).  I'm just attempting to clarify the difference between
the two character sets.

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