Changing encoding in Dolphin

Michael Mauch michael.mauch at
Fri Jan 25 22:33:41 GMT 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:

> Thanks, Michael. 862 is, if I'm not mistaken, the old IBM encoding. A
> more common encoding today is cp1255 or 1255, which it turns out is a
> superset of iso8859-8 and that's why Linux does not need iso8859-8.
> Codepage cp1255 and 1255 did not help me read the card, though
> (Non-ascii characters in filenames remained as question marks). Any
> other ideas? Thanks.

Yes, 1255 seems to be a superset of ISO-8859-8, and 862 is old. But
there have to be some other Linux users in Israel, and surely they
wanted to read their FAT drives, too - every electric toothbrush has a
FAT filesystem nowadays ;-), it's not some exotic thing which is used by
nobody. Dual booting Windows and Linux also has not been invented just
yesterday. So there are surely a lot of other users in Israel who
already can read FAT drives without guessing question marks.

Can you read other FAT drives, like "normal" USB sticks or USB disk
drives with Hebrew characters? Can you read your SD card in Windows?
Maybe the phone manufacturer has some not-so-usual ideas about how to
save filenames on the card?

Probably you already saw
<,he/> and
and a hundred other similar sites. 

Could it be that we're all barking up the wrong tree? Did you check that
you were putting the options in the right place, e.g. after you mounted
the drive (or after it ws auto-mounted), did you check with "mount" that
you did indeed hit the right partition with your options?


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