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Problem with high-bit characters
I am trying to migrate from Netscape Directory Server 4.x to OpenLDAP
2.0.25. I'm having a hard time figuring out how to get OpenLDAP to
accept values which might contain high-bit characters (such as é). For
those reading this in something that renders only low-bit ASCII, what I
have there is an "e" with an accent mark above it. This is commonly
used in non-English languages such as French - similar to ó ("o" with
accent mark) used in for instance Spanish.
In any case, I have such characters in an attribute mailAutoReplyText
(which as the name implies contains a string used when email
auto-replies are in use). In the LDIF exported by Netscape, this
string is base64-encoded, for instance:
Which decoded reads "This is a tést".
This value will not import using a syntax of directoryString, IA5String
or Printable String. To get it to import I have to resort to using
Octet String (arbitrary octets). Is that appropriate? This is just a
text string after all - I wouldn't have thought the arbitrary octet
string type is what would be proper in this case.
I'll find similar characters in cn, givenname, sn, at some point I'm
sure, when I run into users with names that are Spanish, French, etc...
Any guidance is appreciated.
WARNING: Not enough space on dump device. Incomplete dump taken.
-Actual error seen on a Sun Solaris system