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Re: Accented characters in LDAP directory

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.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 19:00
Subject: Re: Accented characters in LDAP directory


In order to be able to store accented characters in OpenLdap you need to utf8 encode them. In Linux you can use this command:

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 interested.


At 18:44 22.02.2002 +0100, you wrote:
I 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.

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