Thanks for the reply. I would like to get your
scripts, since they would work independent from the platform.
My BSD servers would probably support iconv, but I
had big trouble getting the libiconv to work on Cygwin.
Thanks in advance.
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Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002
Subject: Re: Accented characters in LDAP
In order to be able to store accented characters in
OpenLdap you need to utf8 encode them. In Linux you can use this
iconv -f iso-8859-1 -t utf-8 filename.ldif
It is really
quick, because at first I used some perl scripts but they were too slow.
Nevertheless I have these scripts if you are
At 18:44 22.02.2002 +0100,
converted a large database of contacts to the LDIF format in order to import
them into the OpenLDAP server. Unfortunately many contact names and
addresses have accented characters in them. These records get refused when I
try to import them with ldapadd.
Is there a way around this? I can't imagine that LDAP does not allow
users to write peoples names correctly.
Alejandra Moreno Espinar
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