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Re: chinese support in openldap
Thanks for the info. So, the server will not perform any character set
conversion at all!?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dieter Kluenter" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: chinese support in openldap
> "Joe Wong" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Hi Dieter,
> > What do you mean "set the appropriate Syntax"? Do you say I can change
> > attribute definition so that the ldapserver can accept GB code? By the
> > if OpenLdap expects UTF-8, isn't that my client app has to convert
> > GB and UTF-8 code? Is there anything to do as listed in RFC2596?
> > Sorry for so many questions. :)
> The superior attribute to cn, sn is name, and name has the syntax
> 'directory string' which is a full UTF-8 character set, in comparison
> to IA5 string, which only is a 1 byte character string.
> Therefor matching rules should not be base on IA5strings.
> If you use a *.ldif file to add entries, you have to convert your file
> to UTF-8, you may use 'iconv', iconv --help and iconv --list will give
> you further information.
> If you use any other tool, like gq oder ldapbrowser, you don't have to
> convert to UTF-8 yourself, that is done by this tools.
> >> > Hi,
> >> > I want to add an entry with Chinese ( GB ) in the firstname, sn and
> >> > attributes. However, openldap refuse to add it saying "invalid per
> > syntax". I
> >> > think it is because I have defined firstname as IA5String? If so, how
> > can I
> >> > resolve this? when I used the old version of ldapserv ( ldap v2
> > the
> >> > attributes are automatically base64 encoded by the server. Is this
> > feature
> >> > available in OpenLdap 2.x?
> >> OpenLDAP uses UTF-8 characters only. IA5String is a 1 byte subset of
> >> UTF-8. As GB is a set of multibyte characters you should set the
> >> appropriate Syntax.
> Dieter Kluenter | Systemberatung
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