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RE: UNICODE in OpenLDAP 2.0.11
I believe there are functions included in OpenLDAP to do conversions
i.e. ldap_x_utf8s_to_wcs and ldap_x_wcs_to_utf8s in utf-8-conv.c in
From: Adrian Trifu [mailto:Trifu@fzi.de]
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 3:25 AM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; OpenLDAP-software@OpenLDAP.org
Subject: RE: UNICODE in OpenLDAP 2.0.11
Thank you for the quick reply.
My problem is I'm afraid a bit more basic:
How does OpenLDAP support UTF-8? Is it supposed to do any conversions on
For instance, the dn_normalize() function is TOUPPER()-ing the buffer a
char at a time... Doesn't that work ONLY for single-byte coded
I guess my problem can be stated as "How can I develop an OpenLDAP
backend in C/C++, under WinNT/2000, which works correctly with umlaut-ed
Just basic directions would be enough.
I looked into the list archives but I don't seem to be able to manage
alone. Also,time is pressing me.
> Adrian Trifu wrote:
> > Hi!
> > My problem is as follows:
> > I am developing a custom backend to a database and I 'm
> having problems with german umlaut characters in that database.
> > But the problem starts right from the DN setting in
> Outlook, where the CN contains one such special character.
> The DN string has to be transmitted using UTF-8 (LDAP v3
> requires this).
> > Ok, the DN string arrives to the OpenLDAP server but I
> don't know how to put it back together as WCHARs.
> > I have tried with MultiByteToWideChar() from Windows but it
> doesn't come out right.
> > I do not have too much experience with UNICODE and UTF. Can
> anybody help me?
> By using Perl, this will probably do the trick:
> use Net::LDAP;
> use Net::LDAP::Entry;
> use Unicode::String qw(utf8 latin1 utf16);
> From utf8 to iso8859-1:
> $sn = utf8($entry->get_value('sn'))->latin1 if ($entry->exists('sn'));
> From iso8859-1 to utf8:
> 'cn' => latin1("$cn")->utf8,
> 'sn' => latin1("$sn")->utf8,
> 'givenName' => latin1("$gn")->utf8,
> You can get the required modules from the CPAN archive;
> Good luck!