USB Disk On Key encoding problem

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Thu Feb 16 16:49:54 UTC 2006

I have two machines here at home: a Kubuntu box and a Fedora Core 4
box. Both are running KDE 3.5 in Hebrew, and both have the Hebrew
locale set. Both machines recognize and mount my USB disk on key when
I insert it. I must do a "safe eject" to remove the key, and I always

In Fedora I can copy files and directories with Hebrew filenames to
the USB disk, and when I connect the disk back to the Fedora box I see
the Hebrew filenames. When I then connect the USB disk to Kubuntu, the
Hebrew characters are replaced by question marks (one for each

What must I do to have Kubuntu recognize the Hebrew filenames? I
thought to add the encoding to the USB disk's fstab entry, but it does
not show up in fstab, even when 'mounted'!

Thanks in advance for assistance.

Dotan Cohen


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