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Re: german "umalaut" won't work


On Wednesday, 26. September 2001 07:38, Stephan Hendl wrote:

> recently I wanted to upgrade from 2.03 on SuSE 6.4 to 2.0.11 on SuSE 7.2
> and found that the insert of german "umlaut" into openldap gives errors.
> hendl@host# /opt/openldap/sbin/slapadd -v -l leer1.ldif -f slapd.conf
> slapadd: could not parse entry (line=51)
> line 51 from "leer1.ldif":
> postaladdress::
> TWluaXN0ZXJpdW0gZvxyIFN0YWR0ZW50d2lja2x1bmcsIFdvaG5lbiB1bmQgVmVya2VociBkZXM

I'm not fluent in BASE-64 so I have to guess:

May these Umlauts be encoded in ISO 8859-1? Note that the LDAP V3 specs say 
that all characters have to be encoded in UTF-8. Maybe Syntax-checking in 
openLDAP was still immature.

If this is the case you have to do a BASE-64 decoding of all BASE-64 encoded 
strings (those with attribute:: Base-64-encoded-value), convert eberything 
from ISO-8859-1 to UTF8 and reencode it with BASE-64 before writing it back 
to your directory...

Stephan Siano

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