Re: chinese characters in windows xp to debian
On 8/4/06, LI Daobing <email@example.com> wrote:
1. sudo apt-get install convmv
2. convmv -f gbk -t utf8 *
looks like a good app, will do that once this is sorted :)
On 8/4/06, William Xu <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
No, run this command in a shell, and show us the output,
Sorry, my bad :/ This it the output.
On 8/4/06, Arne Götje (高盛華) <email@example.com> wrote:
Then the next question is: what flavor of WindowsXP do you have the
files from? Is it simplified chinese (PRC) or traditional chinese (HK,
TW) or the international version (US-english)?
The files went from W2K to WinXP, it's US-english and UK-english.
(if I may guess, your name looks like Cantonese writing, so I suppose
you are from HK... ergo, my guess is your filenames are either in Big5,
or in UTF-8 but your system locale is not...)
do you have your windows on the same machine (dual boot)? or is it on a
if the partition is on the same machine, try to set your system locale
to a UTF-8 one and mount your windows partition with the 'utf8'
mount -o utf8 -t vfat
if it is on a seperate machine, try to share the drive and connect via
smbclient over the network:
smbclient //hostname/share -U useraccount
then use 'ls' or 'dir' to list the directory contents... are the
characters displayed correctly?
Sorry, wrong guess :P both are different. the XP is my laptop, my
desktop is all debian. my system locale is always english UTF-8, but i
don't know about XP, i don't know how to check.
i don't want to use samba, the laptop will not be mine soon, so don't
want to go through hassle.
For the record, my english surname is in cantonese, but my firstname
is in mandarin ;) but i'm cantonese from malaysia living in belgium :)
yes complicated, sorry :P
Thank you for all your help so far :D