UTF-8 support and other quirks in the LDAP backend (in 2.2.4).

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jun 18 11:32:02 GMT 2002

On Tue, Jun 18, 2002 at 01:24:12PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> I do hope that tdb ends up going with UTF-8.  UCS2 is not particularly
> pleasant to work with under Unix; it's not endian-neutral, it doesn't
> provide ASCII as a compatibility subset, and it has to be converted to
> something else before it can be used by the majority of Unix tools.
> Granted, to a certain extent this is already true with tdb because it's
> a binary format, but making the import/export tools more complex gives
> you less margin for error.  Unless Samba chooses UCS-2 as an internal
> format for string processing (which I also don't think is the best idea
> in the world ;), using UCS-2 as a backend charset seems like an
> all-around bad idea, IMHO.

Yes, I think internal format (and format for tdbs) of utf8 seems
like the best idea (IMHO).


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