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#1 2009-08-05 08:00:15

CaptainKirk
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Registered: 2009-06-07
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[SOLVED] Hebrew File Names not Working (Xfce)

When I look at a USB drive with Hebrew filenames, instead of Hebrew characters I get question marks. The USB drive content is from a Windows machine.

I have Hebrew fonts installed AFAIK and I have a keyboard layout switcher in my Xfce panel tray so I can type in Hebrew. If I open a shell and switch to Hebrew I can create a file with Hebrew characters in the name.

Does anyone know how I can view the Windows Hebrew file names?

I saw somewhere that it may be due to the charset by which I mounted the thumb drive. It was mounted automatically. This is what I see:

[kirk@localhost ~]$ mount
/dev/sdb3 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev type ramfs (rw,relatime)
none on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/sdb1 on /boot type ext2 (rw)
/dev/sdb5 on /srv type ext3 (rw)
/dev/sdb6 on /home type ext3 (rw)
/dev/sdg1 on /media/UDISK type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,shortname=winnt,uid=1000)

so I tried this:

[kirk@localhost ~]$ sudo mount /dev/sdg1  /media/TEST -o iocharset=utf8

but it didn't help. Any other ideas?

Thanks.

Last edited by CaptainKirk (2009-08-05 13:22:59)

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#2 2009-08-05 12:44:15

bds
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Registered: 2004-02-27
Posts: 47

Re: [SOLVED] Hebrew File Names not Working (Xfce)

Try (as per man mount):

sudo mount /dev/sdg1  /media/TEST -o utf8

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#3 2009-08-05 13:22:45

CaptainKirk
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Registered: 2009-06-07
Posts: 377

Re: [SOLVED] Hebrew File Names not Working (Xfce)

That did it. Thank you very much!

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