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Old 05-26-2006, 03:02 AM   #1
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Charset problems


Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my desktop and noticed that it was using UTF-8 as default. My server is using ISO 8859-1 now and I couldn't see it's files throught nfs correctly. That's why I configured the desktop to use 8859-1, too.

Now I can see files on my server right, but the filenames on the desktop are all wrong!

What should I do now.. configure both Ubuntus to use UTF-8 / 8859-1? And how can I convert the filenames and correct them?
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From the mount man page:
Mount options for ntfs
Character set to use when returning file names. Unlike VFAT, NTFS suppresses names that contain unconvertible charac‐
ters. Deprecated.

New name for the option earlier called iocharset.

utf8 Use UTF-8 for converting file names.
I'm not certain, but I think you need the mount option "nls=iso8859-1", but I have "nls=utf8"
Old 05-26-2006, 05:00 AM   #3
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Now I managed to convert filenames using convmv. Now it's working fine - I think. Still I don't know which charset I should use. UTF-8 might be a better choice...


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