[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #7505: Problems with special characters for Member Names (e.g. é à ç etc)

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Tue Apr 18 16:46:13 UTC 2017

#7505: Problems with special characters for Member Names (e.g. é à ç etc)
 Reporter:  XrossGG       |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  strategic     |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Core          |    Version:  2.8.2
 Severity:  critical      |   Keywords:
 For a really long time we’re trying to find a solution to an incredibly
 irritating problem. Every time someone registers for a BuddyPress account
 on our site with a first or last name that has one or more special
 characters, it changes that character to a string of other characters.
 Like Céline becomes something like C006feline. The same goes for ç é à ü
 etc. Since our site is in Europe, many French, Spanish, German and other
 members are seeing their names being messed up upon registration. They
 become confused because they don't know why that happens. Since we don't
 people to change their names they also send us emails about it, so it
 costs us a lot of time.

 I’m becoming so incredibly frustrated with this issue because it’s been
 going on for well one year now, without any solution in sight. I have a
 great development team with real expert and I host with WPengine. Both
 their teams have wasted so many hours on it that I estimate “my damage”
 already going up to €2000 (no kidding). Who knows what to do before I’m
 just going totally nuts here…? 🙁

 Thanks for your kind help!

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