Make the English Client save multinational characters on NetWare servers.

  • 3394959
  • 06-Mar-2008
  • 19-Jun-2012

Environment

Novell Client 3.1 for Windows 95/98
Novell NetWare 4.11
Novell NetWare 5.0

Situation

Multinational characters (umlaut, tilde, etc) in filenames are converted to underscores when saved to a NetWare server.
Centralized helpdesks with global sites get incorrect translation of a client dialog from a remote sites.
Make the English Client save multinational characters on NetWare servers.
Remote sites need to have the multinational character support provided by localized client software.

Resolution

Two things must be done to manually set this up on the Client.

1. Client32 installs a different set of language files for each language version of the client installed. These files are installed in two different locations. On the Workstations, the default locations for these files are WINDOWS\NLS\PORTUGUE (for example) and NOVELL\CLIENT32\NLS\PORTUGUE. Notice that the directory name for the language does not exceed 8 characters. If performing this manually, you will need to keep this in mind.

2. In the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Novell\System Config\Language\NWLanguage, change the value to the desired language. It should be the same name as the directories created for the language files. If this value is changed in the registry, it will be reflected in the client properties screen on the advanced settings, NWLanguage.

Additional Information

Enabling these settings alone WILL NOT provide multinational character support for servers.
The language files for the desired language must be loaded at the server and the code page must be reset. (See TID # 10018885 and TID 14986 for additional information on setting the code page).

Formerly known as TID# 10018885