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Re: (ITS#7157) UTF-8 support for "mail" attribute
On Feb 10, 2012, at 8:44 AM, Michael Ströder wrote:
> Kurt@OpenLDAP.org wrote:
>> On Feb 7, 2012, at 1:03 PM, email@example.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.
> Do you mean RFC 3490 to 3492?
I mean whatever the spec are. I don't follow the either the DNS or email spaces closely, so I don't know off hand what the specs are...
But I do know enough that international of both rely on applications encoding UTF-8 into ASCII for use in DNS and Email protocols, and by extension LDAP.