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Re: (ITS#7157) UTF-8 support for "mail" attribute

Kurt@OpenLDAP.org wrote:
> On Feb 7, 2012, at 1:03 PM, alfiej@opera.com wrote:
>> When searching for Chinese names in the "to:" field under Thunderbird, I see
>> asserted_value_validate_normalize() not returning LDAP_SUCCESS in filter.c. This
>> is because the "mail" attribute in core.schema is of type "IA5 String" but the
>> Chinese name falls outside the character set.
> No, it's because Thunderbird failed to convert the email address to form
> expected.  It should have applied the "To Ascii" conversion as defined in
> the EIA and IDNA specs.

Glancing over RFC 5335 and RFC 5336 the situation is not so clear since there 
are UTF-8 headers introduced therein. Also both RFCs have status EXPERIMENTAL. 
Any other specs I should read?

Ciao, Michael.