Character Encoding Problems - can I change the Encoding???

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Character Encoding Problems - can I change the Encoding???

Postby tonyp » Tue Sep 02, 2003 12:57 pm

The entries (many containing special characters) in our LDAP server have been saved using the Western European Character set, since they were all created using a script written in Macromedia ColdFusion 5. I understand that our LDAP server then saved them as Unicode. When retrieved, these characters are displayed back to the browser correctly using the Western European Character set.

When using the Softerra LDAP Administrator to rename a group with special charaters in the name, the special characters are saved as Unicode, and then are displayed incorrectly to the user in the browser (that uses Western character set).

We subsequently have one large collection of data saved in LDAP as Western-European, and any entries (containing specual characters) that are modified or created by using the LDAP Administrator are saved as Unicode.

Is there any way to force LDAP Administrator to use the Western European Character Set? We need to be able to modify entries using the character set in which they were created.

Thank you in advance.

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Postby Support » Tue Sep 02, 2003 1:18 pm

According to the LDAP v3 specification all the text data saved to an LDAP server should be encoded using UTF-8. There is no way to apply other conversion in the LDAP Administrator. We suggest you consider reworking your application to support UTF-8.

For more information please turn to the LDAP standard (RFC2251-RFC2256)
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