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Re: [opensuse-support] Does NFS allow different encodings to be used on server/client side?
On 18/01/2019 13.15, Dave Howorth wrote:
On Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:48:53 +0100
"Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 18/01/2019 11.16, Dave Howorth wrote:
On Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:00:06 +0100
Rainer Hantsch <office@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

While I use iso-8859-1 in my systems, my friend uses utf-8.

Actually, not just your friend but most people in the world.

I would suggest you consider converting your systems to utf-8.

Except on Windows :-)

Eh, 'Microsoft was one of the first companies to implement Unicode'

Isn't it UTF-16?

For instance, I use some video recording software designed primarily
for windows. Apparently, the names of the videos are set by the
broadcaster, and while they display correctly in Kodi, they don't on

Broadcast character sets are a nightmare, they have their own character
sets defined in the DVB standards not the usual suspects, and then they
sometimes transmit 'broken' strings, where the source of the text might
be some old windows system, transferred by some ignorant old system to
the transmitter and wrongly labelled. Most TV text systems simply
delete any bad characters when preparing them for display so punters
don't see rubbish on screen. Kodi is one such.


Yes, your explanation fits the symptoms.

Another example: when I edit TomTom POIs using website
<>, the names
display correctly in FF in Linux, but don't on the TomTom (which is
said to use Linux inside, but...).

Old linux systems used to use iso-8859-*


I have no idea what Linux they use now. It is a modern TomTom, but I see
no way to look inside - years ago it was possible.

I will try to edit them using FF inside Windows on a virtual machine.

This is actually no big issue when using rsync (as it can convert
filenames on the fly), but now I wanted to use KODI on my FireTV
stick. KODI appears to use only UTF8 when using its built-in
nfs-client, or it has a bug and ignores the configured character

Anyway, Kodi does not show German Umlauts therefore.

Can I configure the kernel-nfs on my server to do something similar
to rsync by using "--iconv=iso-8859-1,utf-8"? So my server-side
encoding is translated to UTF8 only for this FireTV stick?

You could create a new directory to serve your media to kodi. Only
use a utf-8 environment when creating entries in it. Fill it with
hard links to your existing media files.

Doesn't work when trying to move, copy, delete movies.

You'll have to explain why not.

Well, the operation would be done on the symlinks, the file would still
be there and no disk space saved. I would have to repeat the delete
operation on the "actual" file.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 15.0 x86_64 at Telcontar)

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