Microsoft KB Archive/934004

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Article ID: 934004

Article Last Modified on 11/15/2007


  • Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5


Consider the following scenario. You run shell scripts that process multibyte character set (MBCS) Japanese characters in Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5. The shell scripts are processed by using a Korn shell. In this scenario, some Japanese characters in the shell scripts are not written to the Stdout file. You may also receive an error message that resembles the following.

Error message 1

no closing double quotation

Error message 2

no closing back quotation


This problem occurs because an MBCS character is treated as single-byte character set (SBCS) characters at a specific point in the Korn shell. For example, the Japanese double byte character "955C" is interpreted separately as "95" and "5C" single byte characters in the Korn shell. Additionally, the double quotation mark character followed by the Japanese double-byte character set (DBCS) is interpreted as a backslash. The Japanese double-byte character "8360" is interpreted separately as "83" and "60." In this case, "60" is interpreted as a closing quotation mark.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 installed on the computer.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

File name File size Date Time Path
Ksh 307,712 17-Apr-2007 06:02 sfu35-kb934004-x86-enu\sfu35eng


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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