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Re: German Umlauts are converted and also not accepted
On Wed, 10 Nov 2010, Christian Manal wrote:
> > As my name contains a german umlaut I do get an error adding 'Götz
> > Reinicke' for the gecko.
> Do you mean 'gecos' with that? The 'gecos' attribute from the NIS-schema
> is an IA5 string , which is equal to ASCII. You won't be able to use
> special characters with that one.
> > Also for 'displayName', 'cn' and 'givenName' the 'ö' is automatically
> > replaced by 'oe'.
> > If I change the entry in the ldap by hand in the apache DS, the 'ö' is
> > accepted accept for the geckos. An 'ü' in 'o' is manually accepted to.
> How is your ldif file encoded? 'cn', 'givenName' and so on are defined
> as SUB to 'name', which is defined with "Directory Sting" syntax  aka
> Christian Manal
When you decide which attribute is to store utf-8 string, look into
libnss-ldap manual page to find out how to map other attribute to be used
as filling for "gecos" NSS field.