I had a Windows XP Pro set of ASCII text files that were copied to a Debian folder via Samba. All the accented characters worked fine. The Debian folder was copied to a v11 local folder via Samba as well. However, the accented characters did not show up. I suppose it is because of the charset set.
I had to modify the ASCII text files, which are .tex btw, to include the [utf8] definition and retype the accented characters. Is there anyway to solve this please?