We are working on a school project to build a
"universal" directory service to support a global
village (:) on which everyone can logon using their
native language. People can talk to each other
using their native language, but it gets translated
in real-time (don't expect too much, just a school
project). And we use FDS as the underlying service
for user authentication, user profile, etc.
We want to allow user to register themselves,
in their own language. So, username etc, should be in
the native language.
--- Richard Megginson <rmeggins(a)redhat.com> wrote:
speedy zinc wrote:
>How can I enter non-ascii data in the attribute,
>especially for dn, last name, first name, etc, and
>still can use the native language for searching?
Firstly, the data must be encoded in utf8. There
are usually system
utilities available to do native charset -> utf8
conversion - see "man
iconv". Secondly, you must use language tags for
your attributes if you
want them to be properly sorted/collated e.g.
cn: Celine Andre
cn;lang-fr: \de\55\85\44line Andre
Does that mean I can not enter native language (even
if my system is using UTF8 encoding) directly in
>For example, if I want to enter greeks or some
>european characters, how can I do that?
>How do I configure the server to support i18n and
>the proper collation?
You shouldn't have to do anything. As long as you
make sure all data is
utf8 encoded, the server should be able to handle
it. We use ICU 2.4
which supports about 40 languages.
>How many languages does the console support, i.e.
>the proper translation and display correctly?
You mean, for how many languages has the console
been localized for?
Yeah, since it is in java, if I change my environment,
shouldn't the console displayed in the right language?
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