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Re: Insertion of national characters using LDAP 2

Stephan Siano wrote:
> On Wednesday, 30. January 2002 09:19, Jakob Breivik Grimstveit wrote:
> > Is it possible to insert national characters (norwegian æøå, that is ae oe
> > and aa) into the directory using LDAP2 and ANSI? We have and old
> > application which cannot read LDAP3 UTF-8, and therefore need to have the
> > entired directory bulk-loaded with LDAP2.
> Hi,
> generally speaking it is not possible to import norwegian characters into a
> directory with LDAP V2 because the protocol defines a T.61 character encoding.
> Some directory implementations don't care about whatever you put store in the
> directory but that is a violation of the standard. If you can define your own
> schema you could define new attributes as binary data (and store whatever you
> like in it), but if you can't change your application at all, you are in
> trouble...
> > If this isn't possible I'm afraid OpenLDAP doesn't suit us, and we would
> > have to stop the project.

You may consider this the right opportunity to get rid of a non-standard 
application ;)


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