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I am from Myanmar and I try to update my Display Name in Myanmar language but it doesn't accept the Unicode character and it only accepts English characters. How to solve it?

Doesn't Accept Unicode Input in Display Name

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    Can you edit to include the text of your desired display name, maybe the method of display is the culprit, or it may be likely one of the letters is not coming up as a letter it is possible to put these into your name Just tried one on mine askubuntu.com/users/47291/mat%e1%80%a1 – Mateo Sep 4 '14 at 10:46
  • Even though if you put the unicode character, the website should show the name, it means there is something wrong with their input string data acceptance :) – Yhal Htet Aung Sep 4 '14 at 12:34
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    Can you paste it in this question? – Mateo Sep 4 '14 at 14:06
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    @YhalHtetAung that depends a bit... can you please paste the desired name here in the question? Whether the validation is appropriate or not depends on: what exactly is the text that isn't working? We do not restrict to English characters, but there are some restrictions. – Marc Gravell Sep 5 '14 at 14:42
  • ရဲထက်အောင် is the name. :) – Yhal Htet Aung Sep 13 '14 at 23:11
  • some of those symbols are ok on their own, but there are some strange combinations symbols in there, sepcifically this one: အော – Mateo Sep 15 '14 at 22:09
  • actully it's just this letter causing the problem: ေ it combines and switches places with other letters (which is probably why it is on the blacklist), may I suggest using something that looks similar say a 6 then you can use - ရဲထက်6အင် – Mateo Sep 15 '14 at 22:36
  • hm, that is still missing that little bit – Mateo Sep 15 '14 at 22:42
  • this might look similar enough ↄ – Mateo Sep 15 '14 at 22:48
  • Which DBMS you guys are using? :) – Yhal Htet Aung Sep 16 '14 at 1:31
  • @MarcGravell Pinging in case you didn't get the reply. – Seth Sep 17 '14 at 19:54
  • @Seth ah, yes - this is the first time I've seen a notification - will check tomorrow – Marc Gravell Sep 17 '14 at 19:56
  • @Yhal the DBMS is unicode aware; the rule violation is in app-code – Marc Gravell Sep 17 '14 at 19:57
  • it seems to be excluding the charters that combine on the right and left, it is extremely hard to separate those characters, do you mind making a list of them all with commas or spaces in-between to prevent combination. – Mateo Sep 21 '14 at 3:07
  • If you use MySQL and PostgreSQL (for e.g.) it accepts the Unicode and there is no problem for input. That is why I am wondering which DBMS askubuntu is using :) And I think it is in app-code so no choice :D – Yhal Htet Aung Oct 2 '14 at 12:33
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The issue is two spacing-combining characters (ော) at index 6 that don't pass our validation. I'm investigating what the best option is there.

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