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Language configurations

The language configuration of a Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) or a volume must match the client's language configuration for the file names to appear correctly. If there is a mismatch in the language configuration, then some file names might contain incorrect characters.

The following table helps you identify the language configuration for various clients depending on the client encoding types:

Clients protocol Client encoding type Language configuration
CIFS running on Win95/98/ME ISO 8859-1

Match non-UTF-8 client locale. Do not append UTF-8 that is 'en_US'.

CIFS running on WinNT 3.1+ UCS-2

Unless other clients use non-UTF-8 locale, match UTF-8 client locale. Append UTF-8 that is 'en_US.UTF-8'.

When other clients use non-UTF-8 locales, match non-UTF-8 client locale. Do not append UTF-8 that is 'en_US'.

NFSv2/3 Non-UTF-8 client locale

Match non-UTF-8 client locale. Do not append UTF-8 that is 'en_US'.

NFSv4 UTF-8

Unless other clients use non-UTF-8 locale, match UTF-8 client locale. Append UTF-8 that is 'en_US.UTF-8'.

When other clients use non-UTF-8 locales, match non-UTF-8 client locale. Do not append UTF-8 that is 'en_US'.

FC or iSCSI  

UTF-8 preferred, C/POSIX is acceptable.

Note: The default language setting for an SVM is C.UTF-8.