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Re: (ITS#4655) is_utf8 function for ldapsearch w/ UTF-8 strings

On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 10:09:04 -0700
"Kurt D. Zeilenga" <Kurt@OpenLDAP.org> wrote:

> At 09:37 AM 8/28/2006, mba2000@ioplex.com wrote:
> >(currently non-ASCII strings are simply base64 encoded).
> As intended.  See RFC 2849, in particular the formal
> syntax and last sentence of note 4.   Also note that
> implementations are free to Base64 any value.  We've
> found it generally desirable for interchange purposes
> to Base64 any value which contains non-ASCII characters
> or ASCII non-"printable" characters.  That is, some
> of the characters RFC 2849 considers "safe" are not
> all that safe.

Yeah, you would probably only want to use it in a UTF-8 locale or if it
was specifically requested via an option. I just thought it would be
a nice feature to be able to see the strings in ldif output. For many
people it must be pretty common to have unlauts and such strings.