make_unicodemap - construct a unicode map file for Samba
make_unicodemap codepage inputfile outputfile
This tool is part of the Samba suite.
make_unicodemap compiles text unicode map files into binary unicode map
files for use with the internationalization features of Samba 2.2.
This is the codepage or UNIX character set we are processing (a
number, e.g. 850).
This is the input file to process. This is a text unicode map
file such as the ones found in the Samba source/codepages direc-
This is the binary output file to produce.
SAMBA UNICODE MAP FILES
A text Samba unicode map file is a description that tells Samba how to
map characters from a specified DOS code page or UNIX character set to
16 bit unicode.
A binary Samba unicode map file is a binary representation of the same
information, including a value that specifies what codepage or UNIX
character set this file is describing.
These are the input (text) unicode map files provided in the Samba
A text unicode map file consists of multiple lines containing two
fields. These fields are :
o character - which is the (hex) character mapped on this line.
o unicode - which is the (hex) 16 bit unicode character that the char-
acter will map to.
unicode_map.<codepage> - These are the output (binary) unicode map
files produced and placed in the Samba destination lib/codepage direc-
The location of the server and its support files is a matter for indi-
vidual system administrators. The following are thus suggestions only.
It is recommended that the make_unicodemap program be installed under
the $prefix/samba hierarchy, in a directory readable by all, writeable
only by root. The program itself should be executable by all. The pro-
gram should NOT be setuid or setgid!
This man page is correct for version 2.2 of the Samba suite.
The original Samba software and related utilities were created by
Andrew Tridgell. Samba is now developed by the Samba Team as an Open
Source project similar to the way the Linux kernel is developed.
The original Samba man pages were written by Karl Auer. The man page
sources were converted to YODL format (another excellent piece of Open
Source software, available at ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/
<URL:ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/>) and updated for the Samba 2.0
release by Jeremy Allison. The conversion to DocBook for Samba 2.2 was
done by Gerald Carter
19 November 2002 MAKE_UNICODEMAP(1)