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LDAP?

Is anybody knows LDAP ? I have problems with accents in common names....

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ahoffmannCommented:
Which LDAP (protocol) version are you using?
Which perl module for LDAP are you using? (Net::LDAPapi.pm or Netscape LDAPapi.pm).
What are the Problems?
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mruelAuthor Commented:
I'm using PerLDAP v1.4 and Mozilla::LDAP.

The problem is that names with accents (Like Melanie Ruel) have been saved in LDAP database and when I try to display them on a HTML page, I have something like "M??lanie Ruel", and when I make a ldapsearch on that name, it says that cn=NOT ASCII.

I found that string are UTF-8 encoded, but I don't know how can I decode the string to obtain Melanie instead of M??lanie...
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ahoffmannCommented:
I suggest using Net::LDAPapi, it supports UTF8.
I'll check if I find an example, being back soon ...
 
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ahoffmannCommented:
here we go
to get a UTF-encoded sring use:

use Unicode::String qw(latin1 utf8);
$isutf8 = latin1($yourstring)->utf8;
# then use ?isutf8 in your search() call.

Depending on the used LDAP verion (I assume you're using Netscape Directory Server), strings containing non-7bit-ASCII characters were base64 encoded automatically and then stored in the directory. You can use then:

use MIME::Base64;
$isbase64 = encode_base64($yourstring);

and decoding then is like:
$yourstring = utf8($isutf8)->latin1;
$yourstribg = decode_base64($isbase64);
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mruelAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
I'll try this and come back to tell you if it works.
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mruelAuthor Commented:
I tried utf8($yourstring)->latin1; And it worked!
It make me save a lot of time, thanks a lot ahoffmann!
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