LDAP and UTF-8

Mats olsson mace2442 at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 18 07:04:05 GMT 2002

Yes there is libiconv() but the use of it doesn't seem really reliable yet. 
I had severe problems with getting them to work togheter. Finally solved by 
a system uppgrade so that i could do without libiconv

>From: Alexander Bokovoy <a.bokovoy at sam-solutions.net>
>To: samba-technical at lists.samba.org
>Subject: Re: LDAP and UTF-8
>Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 11:47:27 +0200
>On Sun, Feb 17, 2002 at 04:45:38PM +0100, Juergen Hasch wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am using the NET ADS USER command in Samba head to list the users 
> > in a Win2K ADS. Some user names contain non-english characters encoded 
>in UTF-8
> > format which don't get displayed correctly. Winbindd has the same 
> >
> > I added the some UTF-8 helper functions to lib/chrcnv.c to be able to 
> > UTF-8 to unix.
> > c) are there platforms without iconv, so this will possibly break things 
>There are indeed platforms which lack native support for iconv(3) but
>there is also libiconv available for them which fixes this problem.
>/ Alexander Bokovoy
>Software architect and analyst             // SaM-Solutions Ltd.

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