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Old 01-06-2006, 09:42 AM   #1
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why cant linux read my arabic named folders??

Hello Experts..
It seems that linux cant read my arabic named folders or files..
How can i configure linux to read them?? they simply doesnt show in the {koquriour..} hard drive browser.. but i know they are there becasue they are there ... and i can see them from "windows" OS

Thanks totally linux newbie..
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Arabeyes is a Meta project that is aimed at fully supporting the Arabic language in the Unix/Linux environment. It is designed to be a central location to standardize the Arabization process. Arabeyes relies on voluntary contributions by computer professionals and enthusiasts all over the world.
Old 01-06-2006, 02:22 PM   #3
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the secret of international filenames lies in parameters passed to the mount command either in /etc/fstab or at the command line when you mount the partition you specify the language.


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