Ticket #10576 (closed defect: worksforme)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Unicode Shared Folders: filenames broken

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: major Component: shared folders
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.14 Keywords: Unicode UTF-8 Encoding Language
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux


Host: Debian 6.0 + VBox 4.1.14, x64. Host FS: NTFS-3G.

Guest: Debian 7.0/testing + GA 4.1.14.

I keep Russian-named filenames on host's NTFS-3G FS. They look & work correctly on both host OS (Linux) and Windows guests, but said files are looking wrong in Linux guest (mounted via VBoxSF).

Expected behavior: VBox shared folders must work correctly with Unicode.

-Technologov, 19.May.2012.


Debian-64-7-wheezy-2012-05-19-00-00-32.log Download (51.5 KB) - added by Technologov 6 years ago.
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Changed 6 years ago by Technologov

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by galitsyn

Please make sure if you have correctly installed Unicode environment. Both Linux host and guest should have environment variable LANG=ru_RU.UTF8. Also please make sure if you have Unicode fonts installed.

I tried to list and create files in VBoxSF share linked to host's NTFS-3G FS mount point which contained Russian filenames (tried that in Slackware64-13.37). Everything looked good when I set LANG to correct value.

Please let us know if it helped.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by frank

Please also keep the semantics of LANG and LC_ALL in mind. LANG is the default which can be overwritten by other LC_ variables. LC_ALL has precedence over all other LC_ variables. So better use LC_ALL than LANG.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to worksforme

No response, closing.

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