Not allowed to have unicode characters in user name

asked 2012-08-02 01:14:06 -0500

Zahid gravatar image

updated 2012-08-04 11:18:18 -0500

todofixthis gravatar image

On my askbot app current I can show only latin character name. But my users want to show their user-name/display-name in their own language.

How to do that.

I tried to change my Screen Name from 'Home' to 'মাতবর' it said 'user name can only consist of letters, empty space and underscore'

Here is the screenshot image description

Actually here user name is screen name. But I propose Screen name can be some different say real name.


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Are users able to create accounts with multibyte usernames? Can you edit your question to include a screenshot of what the usernames look like?

todofixthis gravatar image todofixthis  ( 2012-08-02 04:01:08 -0500 )edit

Do you have a problem with urls or actual user names? Please do post a screenshot. Thanks!

Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2012-08-02 08:50:37 -0500 )edit

I failed to upload image as my karma is less than 20


Zahid gravatar image Zahid  ( 2012-08-03 22:06:05 -0500 )edit

OK, My karma is now 23 and succeed to upload screenshot.

Zahid gravatar image Zahid  ( 2012-08-03 22:44:07 -0500 )edit

I think we had this issue before... the regular expression that is supposed to tell the difference between word and non-word characters may not be working for your type-script.

Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2012-08-05 11:59:23 -0500 )edit