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LDAP Programming with Java™ by Tony Dahbura, Rob Weltman

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The Teex Multicharacter-Set Text Editor

You've got Notepad, vi, or emacs. But do these text editors handle the UTF8 character set? How about shift-jis and EUC? It's a brave new world of applications localized in many languages and character sets, and in the world of LDAP the common character set is UTF8.

If you are responsible for writing a directory-enabled application that can handle character sets other than good old latin-1, you may have to verify that it will work with double-byte data for languages such as Japanese, Chinese, or Korean. When you import LDIF files into an LDAP server, the LDIF files must use the UTF8 character set, not a local character set such as shift-jis (a common encoding for Japanese). This constraint means you can ...

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