I have a directory that includes many DNs containing UTF-8 characters. I expect the characters to be displayed correctly in the LDAP browser tree. The server claims to support LDAP v3.
Recently I installed Apache Directory Studio 2.0.0-M8 and realized that new entries created with the Directory Studio have UTF-8 characters escaped when a DN is created, e.g. "TESTСкаж...,dc=ru" is replaced with "TEST\D0\A1\D0\BA\D0\B0\D0\B6...,dc=ru".
Since escaped secuences make the tree illegible in the LDAP Browser I had to manualy rename new entries using ldapmodrdn utility from OpenLDAP distribution.
I have tested few prior versions of Apache Directory Studio. Here is a summary of the results:
1.5.3 - entries created with UTF-8 characters in DN as expected.
2.0.0-M3 - the Directory fails to load with ArrayIndexOutOfBounds exceptions
2.0.0-M7, 2.0.0-M8 when DN is formed by the Directory Studio all UTF-8 characters are escaped.
Is this an expected behaviour or is this a regression? If this behaviour is expected is there a way to get UTF-8 characters back into the DNs?