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Re: openldap 2.0.18 + chinese characters (Big5 or GB)
On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
> At 07:05 PM 2001-10-30, KH Lau wrote:
> >Is it possible to add entry with Chinese Characters (Big5 or GB) using ldapadd ?
> Unless you define a syntaxes which allows such encodings, no.
> Values of directoryString syntax in LDAPv3 are restricted to
> ISO 10646-1 characters encoded using UTF-8.
hrm - to convert from big5 or GB to UTF8? There's lots of apps to do
that. If you're under linux, use xemacs-mule and save as UTF...
(is there a FAQ reference on languages on OpenLDAP site? - it'd be in the
user section. I've got no idea how that FAQ system works so... :)
Q: I use multibyte encoding in my data. Is there a way to use this in
A: Yes if you convert it to UTF8 encoding from ISO-10646-1 as per LDAPv3
specification which on some platforms is referred to as unicode, although
this is a misnomer.
I believe this is an LDAP issue not just an OpenLDAP btw... although it
would be good manners to have a reference on the OpenLDAP FAQ site and not
just force one to read lots of RFCs hoping to make heads or tales...
> >The character followed by the language tag "lang-big5" is a Big5 Chinese Character.
> Language tags indicate language not character set. lang-cn
> would be more appropriate.
lang-zh-big5 (Big5 encoding)
lang-zh-gb* (GB encoding sets)
lang-zh (UTF8 I think)
(or lang-zh; lang-zh-cn; lang-zh-hk, lang-zh-tw for 'Chinese', China, Hong
Kong, and Taiwan)... *heh*. Lots of splits there - TW and HK tends to
But I'm being pedantic. lang-cn is someplace else (European IIRC :).
Standard UTF8 and not Java right? :) (Java has a couple extensions - none
of which matter) (don't answer please :)
G'day, eh? :)
- Teunis Peters