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Old 05-30-2008, 08:04 PM   #1
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cannot copy files with asian character file name.

I am using redhat el4 and trying to copy files named with Chinese characters. For some reason, rsync cannot copy them.

Here is what i see from the terminal.

# ls

??????????????? 1.TXT

# cp -v *.doc /mnt/drive2/

`a 1.doc' -> `/mnt/drive2/a 1.doc'
`???????????????.doc' -> `/mnt/drive2/???????????????.doc'
cp: cannot create regular file `/mnt/drive2/???????????????.doc': Invalid argument

I try it on XP and it works fine, I can see read the filename.
it can also read the filename on the CentOS 5.1 machine.
Old 05-31-2008, 05:36 AM   #2
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Do you have all files installed that are necessary for displaying chinese character sets? I guess of those 3 systems only EL4 isn't equipped for chinese text.

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Old 05-31-2008, 06:03 AM   #3
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Aside from installing the fonts, you may want to check the mount options for the filesystem; many have an "isocharset=" option for selecting the ISO character set to use when translating from Unicode to UTF-8.


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