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Re: using UTF-8 in openldap 2.0.7
I'm new to OpenLDAP, but I will let you know what I have found out.
If someone more experienced has a different opirion, please go
I've had the same problem as you with French extended chars in
ISO-8859-1 format and, well, I have decided to keep using ISO-
I'm using ldif2ldbm to create the database.
The ISO-8859-1 data is encoded in the ldif file in Base64 format.
Each field containg anything else than numbers is encoded into
The searches in the database can be done with ISO-8859-1 data
and the database returns ISO-8859-1 data. Any client application I
would like to use the understands ISO-8859-1 data, so... why
should I bother with endless UTF conversions ?
I have developped a Perl script to convert a cvs export of Palm
address book into a ldif file. The basics of my perl script are as
$sn= encode_base64($sn); chop $sn;
print FICHLDIF <<EOF
Note the "::" instead on ":" when the data is Base64. Then with the
generated file I do "ldif2ldbm -i address.ldif".
That's all !
In short, do not use UTF-8 if you do not need it.