Samba

Why do my Linux Samba share show underscores in file names when viewed on a Samba client?

Question: 

When a Samba client, Windows or Linux doesn't matter, connect to any of my shared directories all national characters in file and directory names are shown as underscores. Why?

Answer: 

Probably the directory character encoding used on your server doesn't match the setting unix charset in the [global] section of /etc/samba/smb.conf. If you don't use UTF-8 you need to specify the character encoding with this setting.

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