26.3 Samba and Charsets


As of Samba-3, Samba can (and will) talk unicode over the wire. Internally, Samba knows of three kinds of character sets:

unix charset This is the charset used internally by your operating system. The default is UTF-8 , which is fine for most systems, which covers all characters in all languages. The default in previous Samba releases was ASCII .

display charset This is the charset Samba will use to print messages on your screen. It should generally be the same as the unix charset .

dos charset This is the charset Samba uses when communicating with DOS and Windows 9x/Me clients . It will talk unicode to all newer clients. The default depends on the charsets you have installed on your system. Run testparm -v grep " dos charset " to see what the default is on your system.



Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide
The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide, 2nd Edition
ISBN: 0131882228
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