Samba and charset


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?

Thank you,

André Luiz

If you know what charset they were encoded in, you could use the recode program. My guess would be ISO8859 to UTF-8 conversion is needed.